Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine - Summer/Fall 2020

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We see you. We hear you. We stand with you. We value diversity, inclusion and social justice at Illinois Wesleyan University. They are essential to our mission. But recent events remind us our work is not done. We must do better. We at Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine are eager to feature more stories of our diverse alumni, students, faculty and staff in these pages. We believe that Black Lives Matter. Because of our publication schedule, content is created months in advance, and this issue includes extensive coverage of what was the dominant news at the time: the COVID-19 pandemic and the response of Illinois Wesleyan and its alumni. We look forward to dedicating our next edition to dialogue, reflection and celebration of our alumni of color — and the University’s steadfast and evolving commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community — in this critical moment and beyond. – IWU Magazine staff and contributors