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Diversity and Higher Education: Our Communities Need More Than "Narrowly Tailored" Solutions

Nancy Cantor | Posted 10.02.2013 | College
Nancy Cantor

At the risk of distracting us from devising appropriately "narrowly tailored" means for increasing diversity in higher education guided by the Fisher decision, I'd like to suggest we step back from our law books, databases, and spreadsheets and focus a moment on a thought experiment as follows.

Snowden-Inspired Lessons From an Icelandic Hot Spring

Janis Powers | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Janis Powers

Two weeks ago, I waded into the opalescent azure water of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Iceland. This outdoor hot spring, about the size of two fo...

Business with Both Hands: Redefining Success in America

Kalon Gutierrez | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Kalon Gutierrez

Success in today's business world is defined by right-handed, tangible metrics: a promotion, higher salary, sizable bonus, board seat or allocation of equity. But our realities are different than they were even a decade ago. Now is the time to become ambidextrous.

Young, Black, Jewish and Profiled

Diane Tobin | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Diane Tobin

The fact that the majority of modern Jewish emigration came from Central and Eastern Europe created the mistaken perception in America that Jews are only white. We feared that Jonah would be forced to choose between his racial and religious identities.

A Blue Poppy Grows in Detroit

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 09.29.2013 | Detroit
Deborah Schoeberlein

I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I've never thought much about Michigan and far less, Detroit. But here in Berkley, just outside the city, I've reali...

Smart ways to make federal agencies more inclusive

Tom Fox | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

What is your agency doing to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment? The Interior Department appears to be moving in the right direction in ...

Former NFL Player Considers Run For Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

Standing 6-foot-6 six and weighing nearly 300 pounds, Mao Tosi is hard to miss, even in a crowd. The former NFL defensive end is perhaps one of the ci...

The 'Women' Effect: Women Have More Influence on Men's Behavior Than Previously Thought, and It's Changing Corporate America

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

I have not lost faith in the influence women have on men, and finally this influence is working its way into the corner office as to the value that women bring to performance.

STEM Equity & Diversity: A Sisyphean Task

Douglas Haller | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Douglas Haller

As a first year teacher a parent accused me of favoring girls over boys in my earth science course. In my defense, I explained I was working with boys and girls equally (50/50) and that perhaps this was the first time her son had experienced equity.

Diverse Conversations: The Business of Higher Education

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

There are many people that believe higher education could be changed for the better if colleges and universities were to think of themselves as busine...

PlayMusician Committed to Promoting Diverse Musical Talent

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

Variety is wonderful, and that is exactly what you get at PlayMusician Jam Nights (PM-jamnites). For audiences open to experiencing an array of music...

Education for Biculturalism -- How New Zealand Makes It Work

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Andreas Schleicher

At Newton Central School in Auckland, New Zealand, I met Hoana Pearson, anamazing school principal. She defines the world through relationships, for h...

Everyone Has a DiverseStory... Even Straight White Men

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

I knew straight white men would ask "How do I have a DiverseStory?" While their stories may need to be told more delicately, they can be just as profound.

Washington Watch: Week 24 -- "After Trayvon Does it Matter?"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

Following the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial, and recent news concerning the status of people of color in the country (particularly Africa...

A Broken Future: Fixing America's Education Problem

Ishan Puri | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
Ishan Puri

Education reform tends to focus on how we are behind and not on how we can leverage our greatest strength: diversity. Nowhere else in the world is there such a unique mix of people bonded by a common dream -- the American dream.

The Universe Is Run By Selection

Richard Koch | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

How long is it since you sat quietly and pondered Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, and what it means for your business and your life? If you're anything like me, I know the answer -- too long!

Building on Our Greatest Strength: Diversity

Ben Jealous | Posted 09.02.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

For decades, American leaders in business, education and economics have lamented the wide racial and ethnic gaps in our education system. Last week's Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action reminded us that we have a long way to go.

Prepare for Cultural Warfare After Supreme Court Decisions

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Deborah J. Levine

With the flurry of recent decisions on gay marriage and voting rights, the U.S. Supreme Court has delighted many, infuriated others, and confused most...

Affirmative Action for Republicans

David Moshman | Posted 08.28.2013 | College
David Moshman

What if conservative faculty and students perceive themselves to be oppressed victims of a hostile liberal environment? What if Republicans are underrepresented? Will we end up with affirmative action for conservatives and Republicans?

Confronting Diversity: Can Foundations Face Their Own Equity Contradiction?

Claudia Jacobs | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Claudia Jacobs

Until I was seven, my family lived in a veterans' housing project in Woodside, NY. WWII veterans and their families lived together in that project in...

Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Not only has the current recession left minority communities with disproportionately high unemployment, many corporations are also making diversity programs less of a priority.

Progress Despite the Supreme Court's Imprecise Position on Racial Preferences

Steven C. Bahls | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Steven C. Bahls

Eighteen years ago, I was in the United States Supreme Court chambers when the Court announced its decision in another landmark class involving prefer...

Supreme Court: How to Do Our Dirty Work Against Affirmative Action

Larry Bodine | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Larry Bodine

The Supreme Court issued a cynical opinion in its ruling against affirmative action in Fisher v. Texas. Telling the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to use this approach against the program, which has been operating for nine years, was like winking and saying "you know what to do."

Living by Clicks

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 08.20.2013 | Technology
Rabbi David Wolpe

I shudder to think what would become of preaching if there was an instant approval or disapproval button in the hand of everyone in the congregation. Yet that is what we give to the world when we tweet.

Beyond the Mine: Caterpillar's Commitment

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact

When you think about what makes up a great company, it's the diversity of thought, expertise and backgrounds of our employees that allow us to deliver to a diverse group of customers. And, introducing women to the mining industry is one part of this diversity equation.