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MIAD condemns anti-Asian hate incidents

Stop Asian HateLong before health officials had confirmed the first cases of COVID-19 in the United States, acts of discrimination and xenophobia against Asian Americans were rising rapidly. Members of the Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) communities have experienced hundreds of violent attacks in the last year

The tragic fatal shooting Tuesday of eight individuals, including six Asian American women, in Atlanta, Georgia, is just one of the many incidents that have traumatized and greatly impacted the APIDA community. We cannot comprehend the pain of the victims’ families and friends. 

MIAD condemns anti-Asian hate incidents and crimes, wherever they may occur. MIAD stands in solidarity with our students, faculty and staff and with other organizations calling for accountability, justice and an end to racism. We see you, we acknowledge the fear you may be living with, and are committed to supporting you.

Resources are available to impacted students and employees as follows:

  • Students: Please reach out to Jennifer Crandall, Associate Dean of Students and coordinator of the MIAD Wellness Team. Email:
  • Employees: Faculty and staff who need support, please reach out to Dusty Hoot, Director of Human Resources. Email:

As a reminder, incidents of bias or discrimination may be reported online at

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is hosting a Virtual Vigil on Monday, March 22 at 5 p.m. CST.  All members of the MIAD family are invited to join via the Google Meet link emailed. 


Ordinary people doing extraordinary work: Growing Resistance

In the 50th anniversary year at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), the college presents “Growing Resistance: Untold Stories of Milwaukee’s Community Guardians,” an exhibition in the Brooks Stevens Gallery running January 8 – March 2, 2024. Related programs include zine making, a book club, student-guided tours and a story circle with community partners.

Metalwork and molds: MIAD alum on Kohler Residency

Eye-opening and awe-inspiring: this is how Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) describes learning to work with liquid metal. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alum recently completed the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Residency in Kohler, Wisconsin.

MIAD Values Recognition Award: Dale Shidler

Dale Shidler, Professor of Communication Design, received the January 2024 MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Dale’s nominations highlighted his embodiment of MIAD’s Core Values, especially Integrity, Kindness and Community.

MIAD students, alumni, faculty create work for ThriveOn King

Four Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) community members will contribute to the first floor of the new ThriveOn King community hub on North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. They make up part of the 20 Milwaukee artists who will convey the history and heritage of Bronzeville in this collaborative space.

MIAD Board of Trustees welcomes new members

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) Board of Trustees welcomed two new members at their January 2024 meeting. Dr. Daniel A. Schroeder, co-founder and president/CEO of Organization Development Consultants, Inc. (ODC), and Noah Stone, reference librarian and circulation assistant at North Shore Public Library, joined MIAD’s Board.


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