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Dean Taifha Alexander reads her original piece, “A Love Letter To My Unborn Black Daughter,” at Literary Karaoke in March 2020 as part of Womxn’s History Month. Alexander was heavily involved in heritage and history month programming during her time at Wofford. Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki.

Dean Taifha Resigns From Position

Eyon Brown May 10, 2021

Alexander resigns, cites lack of recognition and College’s reversion to old ways Dean Taifha Alexander’s tenure at Wofford came to an end on May 1 as she decided to move on after serving as the...

Her passion for working with students coupled with the opportunity to continue working in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is what attracted Dean Taifha to Wofford.

Spotlight: Dean Taifha Alexander

Grace Gehlken September 22, 2020

The new Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity and Leadership Development, Taifa Alexander, D. In January the Wofford community welcomed Taifha Alexander as the new Assistant Dean of Students for...

Wofford students and faculty come together to embrace togetherness during Solidarity Day on Feb. 4

A New Look to the Office

Eyon Brown February 25, 2020

Wofford ODI welcomes Taifha Alexander to the team As Black History Month progresses and the spring semester nears March, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion continues to host several programming...

Newly created diversity committee seeks student input

Newly created diversity committee seeks student input

Essence Buckman December 6, 2016
Gathering data to present to Board of Trustees
Dialogues on race and diversity extend into Greek life. Pictured, students pose in front of the new Greek Village, which will include a multicultural house.

Diversity and race

Contributing Writer March 8, 2016

By: Essence Buckman, Staff writer On Dec. 8, 2015, the Old Gold and Black distributed the sixth edition of the school newspaper. An article named “Can We Talk About Race,” written by Wofford seniors...

The Black Lives Matter talk brought Wofford students, staff and community leaders together for a discussion – and a photo.


Jonathan Franklin February 23, 2016

By: Jonathan Franklin, Senior Writer and Essence Buckman, Staff Writer Among the activities and events happening on campus for Black History Month this year, Wofford in conjunction with the Office of...

Diversity at Wofford College

Diversity at Wofford College

Contributing Writer December 8, 2015

By: Essence Buckman, Staff writer Wofford College started off as an institution that accepted only white males to eventually accepting females and males of all colors. In general, the female attendance...

Can we talk about race?

Can we talk about race?

Contributing Writer December 8, 2015

By: Jonathan Franklin, Staff Writer and Savanny Savath, Staff Writer “‘Am I an athlete?’ should not be the first question people ask me when I say I attend a predominately white, private institution,”...

Cross country team members KJ Atwood and Mollie Golicher take a break from running to try their hands at salsa.

Hispanic Heritage Month highlights Wofford’s diversity goals

Katie Sanders November 3, 2015

By: Katie Sanders, Staff Writer “I can define America in one word: possibilities. Given the chance, there is not a single person fighting to get here, specifically Latinos and Hispanics, who aren’t...

The class of 2019’s diversity includes a set of twins.

Class of 2019

Essence Buckman October 6, 2015

By: Essence Buckman, Staff writer On Aug. 25, with first year pre-season athletes and other groups and organizations already on campus, the total 442 freshman and 21 transfers - 431 living on campus...

Samhat made a promise to forward Justin Gordon that if the basketball team advanced in the NCAA Tournament against Arkansas, he would get his hair box cut like Gordon’s. Wofford did not advance, but Samhat was still very proud of the team and kept to the spirit of his word.

Thoughts from the Rectangle Office

Contributing Writer May 5, 2015

OG&B SITS DOWN WITH PRESIDENT NAYEF SAMHAT FOR AN END-OF-THE-YEAR Q&A— What’s the status of the Strategic Vision? Any updates? Setbacks? Exciting details? The transformation of the vision...

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