Hanging in there

First-year medical students Toyin Falola (top) and Katie Niemeyer negotiate the Alpine Tower at Greensfelder Park Aug. 25 as part of the annual Diversity Retreat and Ropes Course, sponsored by Student Support Services and the Office of Diversity Programs. Participants climb the Alpine Tower individually while classmates offer support and encouragement. In addition to the Alpine Tower and a ropes course, the retreat covers topics including group dynamics, confronting stereotypes and cross-cultural communication. Photo credit: Tim Parker