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National search launched for University’s first vice president for equity and inclusion

National search launched for University’s first vice president for equity and inclusion

November 6, 2018

The University has launched a national search for its first vice president for equity and inclusion. The vice president will be the University’s chief diversity officer and will establish and lead the new Office of Equity and Inclusion.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak at River Campus

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak at River Campus

October 7, 2018

The basketball icon, activist, author, and ambassador, will give the first lecture in a series on “Difficult Conversations as a Catalyst for Change,” presented by Donald Hall, the University’s Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

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Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

September 27, 2018

In an analysis of thousands of tweets from Star Wars fans, associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina found that offensive language doubled and hate speech jumped by 60 percent when those tweets were directed at actress Kelly Marie Tran or her character Rose Tico, the first nonwhite female lead character in the franchise.

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Kristin Doughty appointed director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute

Kristin Doughty appointed director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute

September 17, 2018

Kristin Doughty, associate professor of anthropology, has been named director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.

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A personal and professional transition

A personal and professional transition

June 13, 2018

When Chloe Corcoran ’04 decided to live openly as a trans woman, she vowed that she would return the kindness and support she received. In a recent interview, Corcoran talks about her personal journey and her efforts to inspire and inform through her PhD work at the Warner School and in her new role as associate director for identity-based programming for the Office of Alumni Relations.

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CNN’s Ana Navarro to speak at University’s Diversity Conference

CNN’s Ana Navarro to speak at University’s Diversity Conference

April 11, 2018

The University’s annual Diversity Conference kicks off a day of discussion with a keynote address from CNN political analyst Ana Navarro.

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Equal Pay Day points to 100-year wage gap for women’s work

Equal Pay Day points to 100-year wage gap for women’s work

April 10, 2018

The Susan B. Anthony Center’s Equal Pay Day panelists will discuss issues of gender pay inequity on the date that marks how long women have to work into the new year to earn the same as men did in the previous year.

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Leading experts to offer designs for diversity

Leading experts to offer designs for diversity

April 9, 2018

President Richard Feldman recently announced that he has engaged the support of the consulting firm DeEtta Jones and Associates to help guide key elements of the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts.

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Honoring Martin Luther King

Honoring Martin Luther King

April 3, 2018

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., the University will join others across the nation who will ring their bells in tribute.

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Kevin Beckford is a man on a mission to increase staff diversity

Kevin Beckford is a man on a mission to increase staff diversity

March 30, 2018

Kevin Beckford talks about why diversity matters as he begins his new role as the University’s first senior director of staff diversity, equity, and inclusion. “I actually think it’s a work in progress,” he says. “I don’t think you ever achieve a plateau where you can say, ‘We’re there.’”

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