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A DEI Interview with Sherese Eaglin (Class of 2021)

A DEI Interview with Sherese Eaglin (Class of 2021)
In early November, we met with Sherese Eaglin to discuss her experiences as a Black student on campus, her involvement with the DEI initiative, and her views on Mitty’s student culture. On campus, Sherese is a Black Student Union leader and a volunteer on the DEI student committee. Sherese is a member of the class of 2021.
November 13, 2020
In early November, we met with Sherese Eaglin to discuss her experiences as a Black student on campus, her involvement with the DEI initiative, and her views on Mitty’s student culture.

A DEI Interview with Erica Johnson (Class of 2017)

A DEI Interview with Erica Johnson (Class of 2017)
Over the summer, Erica Johnson was at the forefront of the social media campaign #ExposeMitty, advocating for reform on the Mitty campus to better serve students of color and address various problems that past Black and Latinx students faced. We spoke to her about her time at Mitty, the summer’s outpouring, and her perspective on the DEI initiative Mitty launched to address concerns expressed. Johnson was a member of the Class of 2017.
October 10, 2020
Erica Johnson, Class of 2017, touches upon her time at Mitty, the summer’s outpouring, and her perspective on the DEI initiative Mitty launched to address alumni concerns.

A DEI Interview with Mrs. Vargas

A DEI Interview with Mrs. Vargas
In response to the alumni concerns regarding the experiences of students of color, specifically Black and Latinx students, Mitty launched the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative over the summer. Mrs. Patsy Vargas, who has been a teacher at Mitty for the past 13 years, was appointed as the Director of D.E.I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) this summer. Previous to this, she has served as the LSU moderator since 2009 and Outreach Coordinator since 2012. We talked with Mrs. Vargas in August about the experiences of students of color, ExposeMitty, and the DEI initiative.
October 10, 2020
Mrs. Patsy Vargas, the Director of DEI, shares her thoughts on ExposeMitty, the DEI initiative's mission, and the work it has been engaged in.

A DEI Interview with Ms. Caputo

A DEI Interview with Ms. Caputo
Ms. Kate Caputo began working at Mitty in 1996. She has served as Mitty’s principal for three years and currently acts as the Principal/Interim President. We spoke to Ms. Caputo in early October about her reaction to the ExposeMitty Twitter thread, where alumni of color spoke out about their past experiences on campus and concerns for current students of color; the resulting creation of the DEI initiative; and future steps for the Mitty community as a whole.
October 10, 2020
Ms. Kate Caputo, Mitty's Principal/Interim President, reflects on the ExposeMitty Twitter thread, the resulting creation of the DEI initiative, and future steps for the Mitty community as a whole.
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