Furthering the Conversation

HTC Student Ambassador Gloria Ampadu-Darko

Gloria Ampadu-Darko (CAS ’24)

Gloria Ampadu-Darko, one of our stellar HTC student ambassadors is a junior majoring in international relations and minoring in political science and public health. Her family is originally from Ghana but they reside in the metro Atlanta area. Gloria has been working at the Howard Thurman Center since her freshman... More

Coffee & Conversation: March 31, 2023

Topic: Florida’s New Bill and Its Effect on Higher Education For this week's Coffee & Conversation, we will discuss a new Florida education bill (HB 999) which would build on Governor Ron DeSantis' efforts to restrict teaching about race and gender in Florida's public universities. This bill would also force other... More

Coffee & Conversation: Feb. 10, 2023

Topic: The Censorship of school curricula in the U.S. This week for Coffee & Conversation we'll be discussing how some state and local officials are working to ban diversity and inclusion initiatives at universities, as well as how K-12 book bans affect higher education. “At least 17 states have introduced bills containing... More

Coffee & Conversation: Nov. 18, 2022

Topic: The acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk Elon Musk completed the deal to acquire Twitter on October 28th, and since that time Musk "has laid off half its workforce; alienated powerful advertisers; blown up key aspects of its product, then repeatedly launched and un-launched other features aimed at compensating for... More

Coffee & Conversation: Nov. 4, 2022

Topic: Kanye and where we draw the line with celebrities' controversial actions. Suggested Readings:  The Self-Destruction of Kanye West  - (New York Times) Kanye West’s celebrity gives his brazen antisemitism a more toxic power, reach - (The Los Angeles Times)  

Coffee & Conversation: Oct. 21, 2022

Topic: College Student Identity Formation For this week's Coffee & Conversation, we will be discussing college student identity formation at a global institute.  

Coffee & Conversation: Oct. 14, 2022

Topic: How Do You Define Wellbeing? For this week's Coffee & Conversation, we'll be discussing mental health and wellbeing practices.  Resources:  Student health services - Behavioral medicine Student Wellbeing  - Campus Resources   

Coffee & Conversation: Oct. 07, 2022

Topic: The Death of Mahsa Amini in Iran For this week's Coffee & Conversation, we'll discuss the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Amini died in custody after she was arrested by morality police in Iran for allegedly breaching the Islamic republic's strict dress code for women. Thousands have taken to the streets to... More