Maria Martinolich

Maria Martinolich

Maria is a junior in the College of Communication at Boston University. She is majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a concentration in history. Maria is heavily involved with BU’s TV station (BUTV10), BU’s radio station (WTBU)Greek Life at Boston University, and is currently a Fox News intern. Maria is originally from Long Island, New York, and although she’s a Yankee fan, she loves being in Boston! Maria hopes to be a news anchor or be the next Bob Costas and cover the Olympics someday. Being of Greek, Croatian, and Polish descent, she has a lot of diversity in herself and loves learning about new cultures, organizations, ethnicities, causes, and people. Because she grew up appreciating all kinds of diversity, and also attends such a diverse university, Maria is extremely excited about writing the College Diversity blog!

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Articles

How To Create and Expand Campus Diversity

Picture this: you're applying to schools, found a school you truly love, and it's your first choice. The one thing that isn't necessarily the school's strong point is its campus diversity. What do you do?read more

Campus Diversity Extends to College Administration Too

When students apply to schools and think about diversity, they're mostly only wondering about the diversity within student population. But there is one person at the top of the food chain when it comes to colleges: the school's president.read more

Looking Back on Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated beyond elementary school and at schools where there is ethic and cultural diversity on the campus. Schools come up with really fun and interesting ideas to draw attention to the campus community. Here are some ways schools participated in Black History Month last month!read more

More Than Just Racial Diversity

Diversity doesn't just mean race or ethnicity--it applies to a number of categories a lot of prospective students may overlook in their college research. Here are some different types of diversity to keep an eye out for.read more

Religion on Campus

If you ask the "average" college student what his or her day was like, the student would probably tell you that he or she went to two or three classes, hung out with friends, and maybe attended an extracurricular meeting or athletic practice in the afternoon. For students attending a religious college or university, that typical day often includes a faith-based class, club, or ceremony (like daily chapel) as well.read more

Socioeconomic Diversity on College Campuses

Going to college often means meeting people from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Of course, money can be, and probably always will be, a touchy subject. There are just a few things students need to keep in mind when thinking about socioeconomic diversity. read more

Benefits of a Diverse Campus

Choosing your future school is obviously a personal choice, so it's important do what will make you most comfortable and enjoy the experience! But for those students unsure of whether or not to attend a school with a lot of variety or the same mix of people, here's some reasons why I find it important to focus on college diversity when applying or deciding on colleges.read more

International Students Bring More Fun to Campus

Students from other countries are coming to the United States for college now more than ever. During the 2010-2011 school year, over 70,000 students came from India and China individually, over 20,000 from Canada, and 5,000 or more from France, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil each. Colleges in the United States are able to expand the diversity on their campuses through these impressive trends. read more