It’s been 50 years since a group of five African-American students founded the Afro-American Society at Canisius.  A student club, yes, but one with an infrastructure focused less on social activities and largely on advocacy initiatives aimed at diversifying the student body, diversifying the academic curriculum and introducing diversity to the campus community.

The latest issue of Canisius Magazine commemorates this milestone in college history, reflecting on the origins of the Afro-American Society, examining its progress over the past half-century and considering what the future holds for diversity at Canisius – and on college campuses everywhere.

Also in this issue: A new study by Ann Marie Lenhardt, PhD, identifies some of the greatest risk factors for school violence and suggests a new framework for school safety; Neurosurgeon Erin E. Biro ’02, MD, practices medicine’s most difficult art; and John Brinkworth Jr. MBA ’96 revs up Buffalo Harley-Davidson while fueling the spirit of a family business.

Read Canisius Magazine here.

Submitted by: College Communication