NWU alumnna Trang Ho Morton ('06) returns to campus along with her husband, Matthew Morton, to deliver this year's Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership. Trang Morton graduated from NWU with degrees in political science, Spanish and international affairs. While at NWU, she won both a Truman Scholarship and the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She earned her master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford and is now a planning specialist at the Fund to End Violence Against Children for UNICEF.
Three Honored as Advocates for Diversity
A Nebraska Wesleyan University professor, vice president and student have each been honored as Advocates for Diversity.
Sue Wortmann, associate professor of sociology, TJ McDowell, vice president for campus community, and Malik Morris, a senior psychology major, were each recognized during the university’s Martin Luther King celebration on January 19.
The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki's body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.
The International Film Series continues with the 2011 German drama, "Young Goethe in Love." The young and tumultuous Johann Goethe aspires to be a poet but after failing his law exams, is sent by his father to a sleepy provincial court to mend his ways. At first, he tries to do his best and wins the praise and friendship of his superior Kestner. But then Lotte enters his life and nothing is the same as before. However, Johann is unaware that Lotte is in fact already promised by her father to Kestner.
Hate speech, discrimination, and bullying remain pervasive problems that negatively impact individuals, relationships, organizations, and communities. Coping with discrimination presents unique challenges, as victims who report their experiences risk further stigmatization or backlash, and they may receive insufficient support. However, victims who remain silent often incur additional emotional and physical distress, and their experiences are rendered invisible.