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The Intersection: The Academic Multicultural Center News

The Intersection: The Academic Multicultural Center is a safe, healthy, physical space for students, faculty, and staff to gather, exchange ideas and information, and develop a shared sense of community at UNLV.

Current Intersection News

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Business and Community | March 2, 2023

Through individualized guidance, The Intersection and the Undocumented Student Program help first-generation and minority students tap into the financial, legal, and personal wellness resources they need to make the most of their college experiences.

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People | January 7, 2022

Keren Jean-Charles works through the university's Minority-Serving Institution Student Council to help other students thrive at UNLV.

Top of grad cap during Winter 2021 Commencement
Campus News | December 17, 2021

An enduring commencement tradition continued Dec. 14 as UNLV president honored five outstanding students who exemplify the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Campus News | November 8, 2021

New resource coordinator has a personal passion for assisting immigrant students.

woman with graphic of "First Generation Week" behind her
Campus News | November 8, 2021

La nueva coordinadora de recursos tiene una pasión personal de asistir a estudiantes inmigrantes.

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Campus News | April 13, 2021

Faculty at all levels can benefit by participating as a mentor or mentee.

Intersection In The News

Los Angeles Sentinel
May 16, 2022

More than 300,000 football fans traveled to Las Vegas for the 2022 NFL Draft. To kick off the three-day, star-studded event, the Las Vegas Raiders, and the NFL brought together local activists and thought leaders representing academia, business, and civil rights communities for the League’s highly acclaimed Social Justice Roundtable discussion.

Las Vegas Sun
December 16, 2021

The achievements and character of the following winter 2021 graduates reflect the extraordinary work that goes on day in and day out in Southern Nevada’s institutions of higher learning.

El Tiempo
November 14, 2019

In the Hispanic community, there are many cases of parents who have emigrated to this country in search of an improvement in all areas, this includes that their children have the opportunity to study up to the university level and become a first generation with A career and profession at home.

Recent Intersection Accomplishments

December 9, 2022
Keabri Edison (The Intersection) is the recipient of the Outstanding New Peer Mentor Award for being a new peer mentor who exhibited exceptional mentor qualities that positively impacted mentees and fellow peer mentors in the Peer Mentoring program. The program is part of the First-Year Experience under the office of vice provost for undergraduate…
November 20, 2020
Harriet E. Barlow, executive director of The Intersection, joined a panel of Southern Illinois University students, staff, and alumni to discuss African American historical events in the regions surrounding SIU System campuses and highlight influences these historical episodes have had on SIU System development. Airing on Nov. 16, the panel…
February 18, 2020
Harriet Barlow (The Intersection), Orlando White (Campus Life), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) facilitated a panel discussion and presentation on how toxic masculinity and hypermasculinity is manifested on campus and in the workplace, and how to alleviate those problematic behaviors.  The panelists who shared their…
May 23, 2019
Harriet E. Barlow (The Intersection) received the 2019 Strong Sistah Award in the Cultural Experiences Award presented by Sistahs S.T.R.O.N.G. The presentation was made at the 14th annual Sistah Day Celebration. Sistahs S.T.R.O.N.G. strives to reach the next generation by providing mentoring programs and services to young women and girls ages 10-…