Syracuse University’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) was recently created through a merger of the Office of Institutional Research and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment. The streamlined operation, located at 400 Ostrom Avenue, serves all members…
39th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Photos
The University’s 39th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was held on Sunday, Jan. 21, in the JMA Wireless Dome.
This annual event, attended by nearly 2,000 people, is the largest of its kind on any college campus. The program seeks to honor the message and mission of King and is a direct expression of the University’s commitment to advancing academic excellence at a university welcoming to all. This year’s theme was “The Reach of the Dream.”
Talithia Williams, big data expert, math professor and host of “NOVA Wonders,” was the event’s keynote speaker. She spoke on “Becoming an Agent of Change for Inclusive Education” and addressed how to close achievement gaps and serve as inclusive agents of positive and profound change.
The program included student and community group performances, and the presentation of this year’s Unsung Hero Awards. An art gallery featuring works from local Black artists was also part of the celebration.
Images from the evening: