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College finds a connection with students in Puerto Rico

College finds a connection with students in Puerto Rico

October 14, 2020

Puerto Rican students who arrived as guests after Hurricane Maria have made their mark on campus—and helped the College attract more students from the island.

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Beatrice Howard: The first African American woman to graduate from Rochester

Beatrice Howard: The first African American woman to graduate from Rochester

March 13, 2020

Beatrice Amaza Howard earned two degrees at the University of Rochester before beginning a career as a public school teacher.

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Who was the first woman to graduate from Rochester?

Who was the first woman to graduate from Rochester?

March 5, 2020

Ella Salome Wilcoxen, Class of 1901, was in her mid-30s when she applied, and a special faculty committee had to be formed to approve her request. She went on to become a teacher.

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Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson to speak on River Campus

Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson to speak on River Campus

February 19, 2020

Dyson is the fourth speaker in the “Difficult Conversations as a Catalyst for Change” lecture series, and is the author or editor of more than 20 books on race and race relations in the United States.

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A commitment to inclusion at East

A commitment to inclusion at East

December 10, 2019

After a unique partnership with the University of Rochester, East Upper and Lower School’s special education programs have become more responsive to students, with the graduation rate for students with disabilities increasing from 26% in 2015 to 57% in 2019.

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Adrienne Morgan named associate vice president in Office of Equity and Inclusion

Adrienne Morgan named associate vice president in Office of Equity and Inclusion

November 25, 2019

Adrienne Morgan, assistant dean for medical education diversity and inclusion in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, will begin her new role as associate vice president on December 2.

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Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. to deliver University’s 2020 MLK Commemorative Address

Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. to deliver University’s 2020 MLK Commemorative Address

November 15, 2019

Eddie Glaude Jr. author of the book Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, will deliver Rochester’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address.

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University of Rochester schools of medicine, nursing honored with HEED Excellence in Diversity Award

University of Rochester schools of medicine, nursing honored with HEED Excellence in Diversity Award

October 23, 2019

Two University of Rochester schools have been named recipients of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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Awards recognize commitment to diversity and inclusion

Awards recognize commitment to diversity and inclusion

January 25, 2019

Myra Henry, the senior director of administrative services, and the Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia have been chosen as recipients of the 2018 Presidential Diversity Awards.

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