Day: June 11, 2020

How to achieve real diversity in higher education

But this post argues that eliminating those tests as admissions requirements doesn’t come close, by itself, to achieving a truly diverse college campus.

It was written by Osamudia James, a law professor at the University of Miami and a 2020 Public Voices Fellow. She last wrote on this blog about why America’s educational responses to the novel coronavirus pandemic will leave students of color further behind their white counterparts than they were before the crisis. (You can follow her on Twitter at @ProfOsamudiaJ.)

By Osamudia James

In a move that reverberated throughout American higher education, the University of California

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Marny Xiong, School Board Chair and Social Justice Champion, Dies at 31 of COVID-19

Marny Xiong, center, was the daughter of Hmong refugees and an activist in the large Hmong community in St. Paul, Minn.

—Courtesy of Amee Xiong

When Marny Xiong saw an injustice, she was usually among the first to act.

When the multicultural center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth campus was vandalized in 2006, she organized black, Asian, Latino, and LGBTQ students to convince administrators to conduct one of its first campus climate surveys and start a black studies degree program. She later got a minor in black studies.

In 2008, when Minneapolis’ police department rewarded officer Jason Anderson the medal

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Encourage Students to Discover the Infinite Possibilities for Innovation with “The Internet of Things,” a New Virtual Field Trip from Conservation Station – Now Available On-Demand

The Internet of Things refers to a collection of computing devices – such as smart phones and speakers, thermostats and sensors – which are connected to a network to allow for an improved real-time data to better manage two of the most critical resources to humanity: energy and water. This new Virtual Field Trip (VFT) from Conversation Station, developed in partnership with Itron, provides students with an exciting look at how the internet they use in their everyday lives can be used to conserve natural resources, protect ecosystems, and create safer, more sustainable communities. 

Now available for students to

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