Tag Archives: diversity

Urban League takes REJI under its wing (access required)

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The Urban League of Rochester has been named the new steward and agency administrator for the Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI). The program will be combined with the Urban League’s antiracist educational initiatives under the Interrupt Racism name as ...

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Women’s Hall of Fame to induct six women posthumously (access required)

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The National Women’s Hall of Fame in December will host a new program to showcase new inductees virtually. Beginning Dec. 10, NWHF will present the “Virtual Induction Series,” honoring women posthumously who were deceased prior to the establishment of the Hall ...

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Dean works dynamically to create more doctoral programs at RIT (access required)

Twyla Cummins of Penfield is the Associate Provost of Graduate Education at RIT

Twyla J. Cummings has a big job ahead of her. As associate provost and dean of graduate education at Rochester Institute of Technology, she’s tasked with changing the mindset of colleges at RIT so they can produce a lot more ...

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Students get boost in job, internship searches at RIT job fairs (access required)

RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability, an SWBR design project, earned a LEED platinum rating in 2014 (provided photo).

If there’s any doubt that Rochester Institute of Technology is still career-oriented, that doubt would evaporate quickly at one of the university’s job fairs. The second of two career fairs for all majors this year was held last week, drawing ...

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County legislator calls for investigation of College at Brockport (access required)

Monroe County Legislator Vincent Felder

County Legislator Vincent R. Felder, a graduate of the College at Brockport, has asked the chancellor of the SUNY system to investigate his alma mater because of recent conflicts over diversity.  In a Feb. 18 letter to SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, ...

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Diversity a key goal of healthcare education programs in Rochester (access required)

Local healthcare education programs make inroads on diversity. When it comes to diversity in higher education programs for healthcare, two local institutions have made the grade nationally. Insight into Diversity magazine gives awards each year to the higher education institutions across ...

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RIT-led study says GRE in physics is biased (access required)

Casey Miller, professor and associate dean of research and faculty at RIT.

Graduate schools’ reliance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in physics as a gateway exam might be helping to shut women and minorities out of doctoral programs, according to a statistical analysis led by scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology. ...

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Diversity network to present audience participation play “Defamation Experience” (access required)

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The Workforce Diversity Network in October will present the nationally acclaimed “Defamation Experience” interactive workshop. The “Defamation Experience” is a courtroom drama in which the audience plays the jury. The premise of the workshop is a civil suit: A South ...

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