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Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D. selected to national advisory board on racial equity in higher education

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D. selected to national advisory board on racial equity in higher education

March 31, 2021 - Henry Mochida

On March 30,  the Association of American Universities  announced that Michigan State University’s Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D. has been selected to serve on the Advisory Board on Racial Equity in Higher Education.  

Students host event exploring socioeconomic equity in higher education

Students host event exploring socioeconomic equity in higher education

March 30, 2021

The Graduate and Undergraduate Entomology Student Society (GUESS) in collaboration with the CANR Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) invited Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack, Harvard sociologist and author of “The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students,” for an afternoon of virtual events with students, faculty and staff. To host this event, GUESS and the CANR ODEI received the Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant from the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.

College of Natural Science offers stop anti-APIDA and anti-Asian bias and violence resources

March 24, 2021

Proactively taking steps for self-education is a critical step to learning how to address anti-APIDA and anti-Asian violence and bias. The College of Natural Science has developed a list of resources to help guide this endeavor. The list offers resources around action steps, history, terminology and anti-racist tools, including resources for understanding the 2020 summer protests for Black Lives and much more.

February 2021 DEI Foundations Online Training

February 2021 DEI Foundations Online Training

February 22, 2021

DEI Foundations is intended to heighten awareness and take a step toward ensuring all members of our community feel welcome, respected and included, which are prerequisites to offering an environment where all can succeed. Your participation is vital to the realization of this goal, and if you have completed the program, we thank you.

MSU Dialogues Online: Connecting Humanity through Conversation Even at a Distance

MSU Dialogues Online: Connecting Humanity through Conversation Even at a Distance

January 11, 2021 - Briana Bohannon

MSU Dialogues provides a unique opportunity for the MSU community to have conversations about issues that impact our community. It is one space for community members with different backgrounds and perspectives to be able to share their narratives and challenge the dominant narratives within our society. We each have our truths, which inform how we navigate the world, but those are not the only true experiences. Briana Bohannon, former participant and trained facilitator shares insights.

December 2020 - DEI Foundations

December 2020 - DEI Foundations

December 3, 2020

The online modules for Diversity Equity and Inclusion learning at MSU are underway. As an inaugural mandate from President Stanley, I3 coordinated the process of delivering 62,000 modules to employees and students over the last month (October/November).

December 2020 - A.R.T

December 2020 - A.R.T

December 3, 2020 - Monica Ramirez-Montagut,  Director, Eli Broad Museum

The MSU Broad Art Museum’s full staff participated in a Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) training called A.R.T.(Addressing Racism Together). We shared six two-hour sessions on Friday mornings focused on restorative solutions. From that training, we created our own DEAI statement and identified areas of improvement that will inform our institutional goals in our upcoming 2021-2026 Strategic Plan.

December 2020 - Empathy Games

December 2020 - Empathy Games

December 3, 2020 - Geri Zeldes

From 160 submissions to the “FUTURE PRESENT: Design in a Time of Urgency” exhibit, curators selected MSU’s Empathic Games as one of 16 to feature at the Science Gallery Detroit, a new pop-up museum located in the Bedrock Building at the corner of Woodward and Michigan Avenues.