Contrary to initial indications, the civil-rights division of the Department of Justice won’t be dismantling affirmative action after all. At least, that’s the current word from Trump administration officials, after a New York Times article claimed the department would be using the broad powers of justice to take on universities that it decided had discriminated against white people. The DOJ since clarified that it was gearing up to investigate complaints from dozens of organizations alleging that certain universities used quotas—which are illegal—to limit the number of Asian American enrollees.
STEM Diversity News
STEM diversity articles archived here are collected from a variety of news sources using the PressForward plugin and published under a Creative Commons License. At the bottom of each article is a link to the primary news source. If you are interested in writing an article please contact Ahna Skop (email@example.com). Find us on social media (Facebook & Twitter) to keep up to date on our latest articles.
Two faculty members at the UW–Madison School of Nursing have received a $1.3 million federal grant to develop a comprehensive system of support services that will help admit, retain and graduate 30 Native American nursing students over the next four years.
Research shows that the stories we hear from others that highlight our unique contributions can help us find purpose in our relationships with our colleagues and our work. When someone mentions your work in an email and calls you “super-talented,” or talks about your unique strength of connecting with customers, you’re likely to feel like your work has meaning. So take advantage of the small opportunities to speak positively about your coworkers.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 39 new Gilliam fellows, exceptional doctoral students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields and the desire to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
She’s the first Hmong-American nurse in the country to earn her PhD, and she did it at UW Madison.