Indigenous peoples around the world have understood the stars, tides and local ecosystems for hundreds of years but experts say their insights have often been overlooked. Now some female scientists are striving to highlight their achievements and collect the scientific heritage of their communities before it disappears.
Adding to PhD students’ woes will undermine US research and economy.
For some UW-Madison students, last week’s campus-wide climate survey results were no surprise.
Survey data showed that while 81 percent of UW-Madison’s overall student population often feel welcome on campus, just 69 percent of LGBQ students, 67 percent of students with a disability and 65 percent of black students feel similarly.
“Latino students, documented and undocumented, feel left out,” MollyJo Bautch said during the question-and-answer period following a informational presentation on a federal program that has protected undocumented students from deportation. “What steps are you taking to bridge the gap and reach out?”
Improving the climate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for underrepresented and disadvantaged students is going to rely on efforts in departments, classrooms and social circles around campus, officials told a luncheon gathering Tuesday at the school’s 2017 Diversity Forum.