Harold Bell acted as Director for the Intercultural Services department
An interesting forum that Bell held in 1988 was titled “Black and White
Uptight.” This forum was meant to allow a discussion of racism and to
address stereotypes of both black and white people. The forum was
appreciated for its efforts, but got some negative feedback because of
its narrow scope focused on black and white students, while many other
races and religions often effected by stereotypes were not represented.
As part of Black Awareness Month in 1989, Intercultural Services hosted
a one day conference titled “Gone with the Men: The Vanishing Black
Male,” focused on issues specific to black men, such as education and
criminal justice among others.
In 1989, the Intercultural Services department hosted the first
Because of the timing for Hispanic Heritage Week being so close to the
start of the school year, student organizations struggled to plan a full
month of events, but in 1989 Hispanic student organizations banned
together with Intercultural Services to create a full month of events
celebrating, not only Mexican culture, but Columbian, Puerto Rican,
Spanish, Cuban, and other Hispanic cultures represented on NT’s campus.