The Diversity Times 2017: "Exploring College Through Media"
The Diversity Times is the newspaper of the "Exploring College through Media" class of the
University of Wisconsin-Madison's PEOPLE (Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for
Learning Excellence) Program administered by the School of Education at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. We are proud to introduce our new website,,
that will journalize the daily activities of our class.         

The PEOPLE Program's mission is to help students successfully make each transition from
middle school to high school to college. Approximately 1,200 students participate at some level.
We began in 1999 with 66 eager ninth-graders from Milwaukee public high schools who are
now completing college degrees and entering the workforce.

"Exploring College through Media" is visiting the following work places in Madison: Thermo
Fisher Scientific, UW Medical School, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Madison Gas &
Electric, and UW Madison Computer Sciences Robotics where the students are meeting
professionals of color and learning about research and development, medical and health
professions, robotics, and other contemporary issues. This year, the class is particularly
focused on careers that involve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

The students are taking photos and writing commentary, which are being posted to this site on a
regular basis. By the end of the class, the students will be publishing an eight-page, full-color
edition of The Diversity Times containing articles written about their field trips and photos taken
during the visits. The Diversity Times will be distributed at the three-week PEOPLE Program
celebration and will also be posted on The Diversity Times website. We hope you find our
students' experiences informative!
The Diversity Times: Exploring College through Media
Class of 2017
The Diversity Times Class of 2017

Editorial Staff

Jonathan Gramling

Student Mentor
Stephen Kerns

Contributing Writers
Nana Kofi Brewoo
Christopher Covarrubias
Erick Covarrubias
Jaliyah Cummings
Christian Garcia
Joshua Slaughter
Asia Stuckey
Julissa Toto-Xolio
Dulce Xelhua

Heidi M. Pascual