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Sep
25

Recently published GMercyU faculty and staff authors will share their research through a digital magazine. In light of the current situation with COVID-19 and in lieu of cooking baked goods, we will be also offering a digital GMercyU cookbook filled with your delicious recipes! 

 

Sep
26

Mercy Week: Silent Vigil for Racial Justice

Merion Friends Meeting House in Merion Station, PA
9:00 am

Join the Sisters of Mercy and Quakers at the Merion Friends Meeting House for a Silent Vigil for Racial Justice.  

Visit the Merion Friends’ webpage for more details.

 

Sep
29

SGA General Meeting

Online
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Every other Tuesday, GMercyU's Student Government Association meets to update members and students about things on campus. In return, we get to hear from our Special Reps and Club Reps for their updates!

ALL STUDENTS are welcome! We will be welcoming students and members back virtually. This is will be the new norm, and we are ready for it! 

Oct
07

From the Boston Tea Party to the violent demonstrations in Minneapolis, Portland, and Rochester, protests have always served as a response to governmental oppression. The subjugation of rights, abuses of power and a disregard for basic civil liberties have led citizens to take action, with the goal of affecting social change with their words and deeds. This presentation focuses on the sociological variables that lead to protests and looting in America, the psychology behind these events, and the possibility of easing tensions while creating a more equitable America. 

Oct
13

SGA General Meeting

Online
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Every other Tuesday, GMercyU's Student Government Association meets to update members and students about things on campus. In return, we get to hear from our Special Reps and Club Reps for their updates!

ALL STUDENTS are welcome! We will be welcoming students and members back virtually. This is will be the new norm, and we are ready for it! 

Oct
13

Why do certain search terms result in racially specific results? A search for “cute baby” yields images of a white child, while the search for a “basketball player” generates pictures of black NBA superstars. Machine Bias, or Algorithm Bias, is something that most citizens would not immediately recognize. However, systemic racism has become institutionalized in artificial intelligence and needs to be addressed. This presentation focuses on machine bias, why it exists, and the challenges of creating a technology that is unprejudiced and impartial.

Oct
15

For years, social activists, governmental pundits, and religious leaders have argued that equality and justice will come to fruition only if citizens are willing to stand and be heard, forcing the advancement of policies and actions that minimize the damage done to minority communities. In the wake of continued police brutality and urban violence, this call for change must not be ignored. With inequality a common problem in education, law enforcement, and the entire democratic process, citizens must be committed to advancing social justice as a permanent part of society’s conscience.

Oct
21

On May 25, 2020, 46-year-old George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, after Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. While Americans became outraged, protesting and looting throughout the country, police officers attempted to keep peace and order above the din of discontentment. The problem is that police-community relations are at an all-time low, seemingly stemming from a lack of sufficient police training or a willingness to appropriately police without incident.

Oct
27

SGA General Meeting

Online
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Every other Tuesday, GMercyU's Student Government Association meets to update members and students about things on campus. In return, we get to hear from our Special Reps and Club Reps for their updates!

ALL STUDENTS are welcome! We will be welcoming students and members back virtually. This is will be the new norm, and we are ready for it! 

Oct
28

In 1954, the Supreme Court held that racial segregation in public schools violated the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting states from denying equal protection of the laws and creating fairness and equality in education. 66 years later, our educational system is systematically racist, with little to suggest that change is on the horizon. From unequal funding to differential treatment by school administrators, minority students do not have the same opportunities as white students because of their skin color.