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Community    Diversity

Making a Pledge: Campus Gathers for a Moment of Solidarity and Healing

Chancellor Don Elliman and other leaders at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, including the deans of the schools and colleges, gathered April 21 for a moment of solidarity in the wake of the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd.

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Research    Education    Community    Diversity

Hunt Helms Advancement of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice in New Role

Eleven years ago, when Cerise Hunt, PhD, MSW, began her doctoral research into advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in postsecondary institutions, she realized it’s not enough to be an equity champion. Inclusive excellence must evolve from theory into action so that every student who steps onto campus ­­– regardless of race, ethnicity or gender identity – feels welcome and can thrive.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date
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COVID-19    Diversity   

Fear, Distrust Overshadow Vaccine Decision for Some Hard-Hit Communities

Black, Hispanic/Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native people are more than two-and-a-half times as likely to die from COVID-19 than white people. Despite the unequal burden, early data suggest fewer people from some diverse communities are receiving the vaccine during the rollout.

Author Shawna Matthews | Publish Date
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