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Open campus dinner to discuss adequacy as achievement

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the next Breaking Bread dinner Tuesday, March 20, 5-7 p.m. in G10 Biotech.

Keynote speaker Rachel Judith Weil, professor of history, will address the dinner’s theme, “In Praise of Adequacy – Reducing the High Stress Culture of Perfectionism: A Mental Health Discussion.” She will draw on her recent essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education equating adequacy with achievement.

Held each semester, Breaking Bread dinners focus on timely topics with discussions facilitated by students involved with the Intergroup Dialogue Project.

“We host these dinners to bring together students, faculty, staff and the campus community to discuss meaningful topics. Many in our community benefit greatly from listening to multiple view points on hot topics,” said Yael Levitte, associate vice provost for faculty development and diversity.

The dinners are hosted by the Office of the Dean of Students, the Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement, the Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity and are funded by the provost.

Seating is limited to 90 and registration is required. For more information, email

Lori Sonken is program director in the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.

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