Tag: Diversity

MU School of Health Professions introduces traveling diversity library

The collection of books and movies will be moved into a different faculty member’s office every few months.

Fraternal system’s lack of diversity creates a discriminatory environment

Sophomore Matt Luke: “Diversity in the frats? I don’t know, that's the only thing that's still segregated. Because that's what it is; frats are segregated.”

As MU searches for diversity, faculty of color face systemic discrimination

Journalism professor Earnest Perry: “A person’s race and ethnicity is not the only factor that needs to be taken into account when you start talking about how to build an inclusive community."

'#ThisIsAmerica' fashion show puts diversity first

Creative director Sydney Rosee: “Part of the fashion show is to promote unity and diversity and to showcase Muse Clothing in a different way.”

School of Medicine students report incidents of sexist treatment from faculty

Twenty-two percent of students reported occasional public humiliation during their time of enrollment.

J-School introduces new program that aims to increase the number of minority reporters in newsrooms

Executive Director Ron Kelley: “Some of the data shows that the first two years are the toughest part, especially for minority graduates.”

MU holds first set of mandatory ‘citizenship’ trainings for new students

The Citizenship@Mizzou training, about making the university a more inclusive community, was initiated following racial tensions on campus last fall.

Independent diversity, equity and inclusion audit conducted over UM System

The audit is part of a series of initiatives launched by the UM System Board of Curators in November 2015.

UM System announces independent audit of diversity policies

The audit, which will be finished by the end of 2016, will include input from administrators, faculty, staff and students.

Biggest steps forward: diversity initiatives

After making national news for campus protests and resignations, the university took significant steps to improve campus diversity.

Chuck Henson to step down as interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity

Interim Chancellor Hank Foley: “In this new role, (Henson) has made significant progress as we work toward a more inclusive and welcoming environment at Mizzou.”

Race relations committee to address racism and diversity in video podcasts

Committee member Craig Roberts: “White people tend to see racism in terms of lynching, physical abuse, bullying and other products of hate. Racism is more than the overt, blatant, extreme incidents.”

The Bridge offers space for education students to explore social justice

College of Education Dean Kathryn Chval: “We’re preparing and trying to equip people to work with others that differ from themselves.”

Administrators talk diversity and budget during spring faculty meeting

Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said at least 600 of the projected 1,500 fewer students for fall 2016 can be attributed to the events of last fall.

College of Arts and Science approves diversity requirement

The vote for a diversity course requirement passed with 75 percent of support from faculty who voted.

UM System announces first-ever chief diversity officer

Dr. Kevin McDonald previously served as vice president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Title IX Office expects rise in investigations after changes

MU’s new Office for Civil Rights and Title IX handles a wider range of discrimination besides sexual harassment.

Concerned Student 1950 hopes targeted hiring would increase mentorship

Concerned Student 1950 member Maxwell Little: “We have to understand that this is mid-Missouri. This is ‘Little Dixie.’ So the first thing we have to do is eradicate that stigma of being ‘Little Dixie.’ That’s where you start at.”

Concerned Student 1950 clarifies letter from Chuck Henson

Henson encouraged the group to meet with him in person and attend Working Group meetings to collaborate with administrators.

Concerned Student 1950 reissues list of six remaining demands to be met

Their first two demands were left off the presentation.