BY alexandra retter and marlese lessing • APRIL 27, 2017 • 6:00 A.M.
Dozens of University of Connecticut students are calling for Chief Diversity Officer Joelle Murchison to be placed on probation in light of her recent statements regarding cultural center participation in next year’s homecoming activities.
Murchison, who was hired last year after an extensive search process, recently released a statement saying the cultural centers would not be allowed to participate in the homecoming parade, and that only student organizations within the cultural centers could participate. Murchison said the decision was made with other cultural center administrators in order to put more focus on student groups in homecoming, since it is a student-centered event.
I’ve met a lot of women who happen to love sports.
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UConn has also produced great female athletes in basketball, field hockey, ice hockey and soccer. In this Women in Sports Week-themed roundtable, the DC Sports staff debates who they think is the greatest female athlete of all-time to walk through the halls of UConn.