UNITED Conference wrapping up after another year

MARQUETTE– Northern Michigan University hosted a conference this afternoon, hoping to give those who attend a fresh new perspective on those around them.

The last day of the 11th annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity Conference was held at Olson Library. This last event was by Doctor Martin Reinhardt and focused on treaty rights of the Anishinaabe Tribes.

Organizers say the conference is aimed at informing the university and the greater Marquette area of different viewpoints and perspectives to help them think about inclusion and diversity in a unique way.

“Well I hope that people get a sense of the diversity we have on our campus, our faculty, our students, in our ideas and our curriculum,” said said associate professor Martin Reinhardt. He went on to say that they focused on by “things that we are both proud of and things that we need to move further along in our planning.”

This year the UNITED Conference was held from the 26 through the 28.