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We will remember this summer. To remember it will hurt, because what we have gone through, what we are still going through, involves a lot of pain. It is that very pain that has pushed the summer of 2020 deep into the soft tissue of our collective memory, that has made it stick to the… Continue Reading Slouching Toward Equity: The lonely task of the chief diversity officer
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The University of Michigan acknowledged its campuses are not immune to systemic racism, and president Mark Schlissel said one solution is recruiting more prospective black students. Schlissel made the remarks in a one-hour virtual town hall broadcast Friday on YouTube. “We need to be smarter about ways to grow the black student population,” he said. “We need… Continue Reading U-M president on black enrollment: ‘We’ve got a lot more work to do’
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This article by Jamie Iseler originally appeared in The University Record on March 13, 2020 The University of Michigan is implementing additional measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including new workplace policies for faculty and staff, and the cancellation of all Spring Commencement ceremonies. In an all-campus email sent March 13, President… Continue Reading U-M taking new steps to fight coronavirus
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The Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Award recognizes Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) who have achieved significant academic accomplishments and demonstrate the potential to advance to the highest leadership levels in higher education or has shown the capacity to grow and move from a high-level position. The recipient will receive a $10,000 grant to… Continue Reading Call for Nominations for the 2020 Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Award
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Activist, scholar and author Angela Davis told a University of Michigan audience Jan. 20 that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would agree the civil rights movement was far bigger than just one person.
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The University of Michigan will be holding its 34th annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at Hill Auditorium on Jan. 20 starting at 10 a.m. Known for her work in the fields of social, racial, economic and gender justice, political activist, author and educator Angela Davis will be delivering the keynote address.
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BACKGROUND The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Summit is held annually in October to celebrate the progress of U-M’s Five-Year DEI Strategic Plan and to encourage ongoing efforts. An estimated 1,200 students, faculty, and staff attended the Community Assembly & Discussion on October 7, 2019 at Hill Auditorium, featuring keynote speaker Van Jones, a panel… Continue Reading DEI Summit 2020: Student Advisory Planning Group
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University of Michigan shares insights from its decentralized diversity accountability structure, in which individual academic and administrative units have their own diversity officers.
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Angela Davis, an author, professor and political activist, will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium at the University of Michigan, Vice Provost Robert Sellers announced Monday afternoon.
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Recipients of the 11th annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award for University of Michigan staff were celebrated Wednesday at a breakfast ceremony at the Michigan League.
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