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The University of North Florida received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the third time UNF has been named a HEED Award recipient.
Universities should be safe spaces for the exploration of ideas and the pursuit of knowledge - there is no place with the academy for acts, whether overt, subtle of unconscious - that marganalize any member of the community . . .
How liberal discourse flattens out the work of critical race analysis . . .
The Chat: Kasey Suffredini and Kaitlin Legg
An obsession with identity has made students less likely to engage with a world beyond themselves.
This excerpt from Ellen Pao’s new book, which details her unsuccessful lawsuit against her former employer Kleiner Perkins, should be required reading for anyone of good conscience in business today.
Several hundred students demanded campuswide cultural competency and sensitivity classes in an impassioned rally that led protesters from the halls of the Walker Building—chanting, “We pay for education, not discrimination”—to a faculty meeting in the Bill Bordy Theater.
OneJax emphatically denounces the hate-inspired violence and hateful speech instigated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend. We mourn for the lives lost and the many injured. At this critical time, let us renew our commitment to stand together and to work ever more passionately for inclusion, equity, and justice for all. How do we move forward?
Student Body President, Samantha Mims, developed a joint statement with University of Virginia Students as well as other fellow Student Body Presidents from across the United States in response to the events in Charlottesville this past weekend. They came together to issue the following powerful statement; please see the article in the digital Spinnaker:
I could feel the tension mounting. I could even see it in some of my students’ eyes. Their hands clenched, their jaws twitching. The effort of it all. And then I said: Sometimes, you can die for being different. Sometimes, the police will shoot you for it. And they relaxed. Palpably. Visibly. For just a moment, the experience of being a person of color
in a classroom in the United States was just a little bit less hard work.
On August 5th, VICE reported on a controversial document that espoused sexist beliefs written by a Google employee and circulated within the company . Jennifer Lieberman, author of Power Lines weighs in on "memogate"arguing against the widely held belief that technology always leads to progress.
When you hold preconceived thought and beliefs this can manifest itself in sometimes ugly ways and at the very least can skew your judgement. I think at some stage in our lives we have all been guilty of holding unjust prejudices against people for no particular reason other than something we have been told about them. That’s exactly what this experiment is all about.
It was brought to our attention that Amazon has an online feature that allows a free preview for portions of the book. We want to encourage all of our network to take advantage of the preview feature. We continue to be passionately engaged and committed to the education and awareness of the effects of unconscious bias on individual behavior and organizational culture. We hope you are encouraged by the preview! -- Phil Claybrooke, President & CEO, M2R Inc.
Talk of diversity in the workplace is nothing new, but as more individuals, organizations, and politicians speak about feminism, immigration, gender identity, and the gender pay gap, it is coming to the forefront of business news once again. Additionally, studies are showing that the more diverse a workplace is, the more success it achieves, and organizations are looking to learn more about how to increase diversity and manage diversity.
Segregation is associated with many negative effects. It concentrates social, economic, and environmental resources and hazards, and it harms people living in distressed and isolated neighborhoods. Regions with high degrees of segregation stratify access to education and other public services, opportunities for social interaction, and labor market prospects.
For students with disabilities, having access to supplemental learning sessions tailored to meet individual needs is often crucial for college success.
Recent grant funding of $150,000 from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation will allow the Disability Resource Center at the University of North Florida to continue providing support learning — referred to as Boost sessions — through its ACCESS Academy.
Fewer than half of Jacksonville’s black residents polled said the Sheriff’s Office is adequately investigating police shootings, according to a citywide survey released by the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF.
UNF student Danah Alkadi has family in one of the banned countries and shares how she feels about the President's Executive Order with WJXT Ch. 4.
UNF students share with The Florida Times-Union their opinion on President Donald Trump's executive order.
Natali Zaher, a UNF student from Syria, came to America with her father as a child. In 2014, she became a U.S. citizen, and she's now a junior at UNF. She shares with First Coast News has she's concerned about President Trump's executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim countries.
Senior Tyler Charles pretty much kept to himself when he started at UNF, even after he heard of a program named THRIVE — something to help students, like him, with autism spectrum disorders. But over time, he started hanging out there and began spending time with Tara Rowe, coordinator of UNF’s THRIVE program, which has grown from a half-dozen students a few years ago to nearly 130 today
The THRIVE program at the University of North Florida is giving students with Autism Spectrum Disorders a chance to succeed beyond the classroom. UNF junior Robert Rittenhouse, a THRIVE student, speaks to WJXT Ch. 4 about how the program has helped him.
The University of North Florida received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
The numbers are in: UNF has admitted the smartest incoming freshman class in the University’s history.
Because diversity policies have often walled off minorities from the centers of university life, argues Robert Maranto.
Racism, sexism, and other interlocking oppressions can create an “outsider-within” status for many black women in higher education, particularly those who are working as professors. But an informal rule in academia is that one must never speak openly about this divide, nor fight back against the persistent devaluation of black female intellectualism. Dr. Wilder will offer a personal narrative of her own experiences at mostly white educational institutions, and address the challenges, risks and rewards she encountered when she finally decided to break her silence.