Panel presentation and dialogue dinner on Marquette and affirmative action, Oct. 26 

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion will host a panel presentation and a dialogue dinner regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision on affirmative action in higher education and its impact on Marquette on Thursday, Oct. 26. 

The event, titled “Living Our Mission: Marquette University after the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action in Higher Education,” will begin with the panel presentation from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members to continue the dialogue regarding the recent affirmative action decision and its implications for Marquette over a Civic Dialogues pizza dinner in AMU 227. The dinner will run until 5:30 p.m. 

Register online to attend. 

The post-affirmative action decision landscape is reshaping the way colleges and universities approach their admissions practices and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.  This panel presentation aims to the explore the multifaceted aspects of this new landmark decision, providing a deeper understanding of its implications for Marquette University, specifically in terms of: 

  • Admissions policies and practices: How is Marquette adapting their admissions criteria and practices to pursue diversity while complying with the new law? 
  • Mission: How will the university continue to live out its Catholic, Jesuit mission in ensuring underrepresented and marginalized groups have equal access to a transformative Marquette education? 
  • Belonging: What steps will Marquette take to ensure that its undergraduate, graduate and professional students are rooted in communities and campus connections that foster a strong sense of belonging? 
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts: What implications does the new law have for current DEI efforts taking place across the campus? 

The panel will be facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Maney, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and will feature: 

  • Dr. Joya Crear, assistant vice president for student affairs  
  • Derek Mosley, director of the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education  
  • Dr. Chris Navia, vice president for inclusive excellence  
  • Katie Ruetz, director of graduate admissions 
  • Rev. John Thiede, S.J., acting vice president for mission and ministry  
  • Brian Troyer, dean of undergraduate admissions 

This event is also sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, Lubar Center for Public Policy Research, and the Marquette Civic Dialogues Program.