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Fall Update on DEI Initiatives

posted on: Oct. 29, 2021

With classes in full swing, I am providing an update on DEI initiatives within A&S this fall: professional development workshops, call for interest in faculty of color affinity group and introduction of the CAS-MAX Diversity Council.

Call for Nominations to CAS-MAX Diversity Council

posted on: Aug. 4, 2021

The College of Arts & Sciences along with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs invites nominations for staff and student representatives to serve on the inaugural CAS-MAX Diversity Council for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Chauvin Trial Virtual Teach-In

posted on: April 20, 2021

To help viewers consider the factors and implications surrounding the May 2020 killing of George Floyd — and the subsequent trial of police officer Derek Chauvin in spring 2021 ­– the College of Arts and Sciences has organized a virtual teach-in.

On the Shoulders of Giants

posted on: Jan. 22, 2021

On November 3, 2020, I commemorated Election Day by wearing a shirt that listed these names: Ida [B. Wells], Maya [Angelou], Fannie Lou [Hammer], Harriet [Tubman], and Sojourner [Truth]. I wanted to honor the legacy that Black women have had in Black liberation and in demanding justice and accountability of the U.S. in the face of its democratic ideals.