Faculty votes “sexual orientation” should be added to nondiscrimination policy

By Kellie Dietrich  Editor-in-Chief At the April faculty meeting, 77 percent of the faculty voted in favor of adding “sexual orientation” to the Notice of Non-discrimination found in the faculty and student handbooks. However, the final decision is up to the Board of Trustees. This vote closely mirrors the statistic from the Public Religion Research Institute that … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk…

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief In November, The Minstrel published my article “‘Sexual orientation’ missing from non-discrimination policies.” Seeing this article published was a proud moment for me as a journalist. I’m glad my article is still leading to faculty discussions four months later, and was glad to see “sexual orientation” being included in the NSSEE … [Read more...]

“Sexual Orientation” Missing From Non-discrimination Policies

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief DeSales strives for students to “Be who you are and be that well;” however, it is very controversial whether DeSales is including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students if they do not explicitly state “sexual orientation” in their policies. The student handbook, faculty handbook and all policies at DeSales lack a … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: The Faith and the Press

An issue of The Minstrel doesn’t often take on an identifiable “theme.” Magazines often have themed issues; newspapers rarely do. But it’s clear there has been a fair dose of Catholicism in campus news lately, from local news – our Ex Corde Ecclesiae symposium featuring the president of The Catholic University of America, as covered by Chris Shaddock on page 2 – to the national … [Read more...]

LGBT Forum Cancellation Causes Concern

This article was originally published in Issue 13, Forty-Ninth Year of The Minstrel (April 15, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. An open forum called “LGBT and DeSales,” planned by the Solidarity Initiative and originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, has been canceled. The forum would have been the first of its kind at DeSales University. Solidarity … [Read more...]