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Equity + Diversity

A collection of news, features and opportunities regarding equity and diversity at the College of Biological Sciences and beyond.


 

Checking in With Dean Forbes - May 2021


The end of an academic year is a time for celebration and reflection. This year is no different despite our altered circumstances. On Saturday, around half of the graduating class will take their assigned seats in 3M Arena at Mariucci and have the opportunity to walk across the stage as their name is called. No faculty or family will be in attendance, but this small step toward normality feels good all the same. As always, our graduates are an inspiration.

Virtual Bridge to the Doctorate Workshop 

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program and Louis Stokes NorthStar STEM Alliance are hosting a 90 minutes Virtual Bridge to the Doctorate Workshop in a late April!

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Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. (CST)

CBS supports our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community members

A message from Dean Valery Forbes sent March 18, 2021:

CBS community,

Earlier this week, we learned of the violent attacks in Atlanta that resulted in the deaths of eight people, most of them women of Asian descent. These reprehensible acts are consistent with a widespread pattern of violence against Asian Americans and women in this country. 

Panel Discussion with Phytograds Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Phytograds Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee invites you to participate in a panel discussion on the intersection of STEM graduate student power and minoritized status. We will invite three panelists to discuss how race, gender, and disability status affect the realized power grads have in determining the paths of their academic and research careers. We hope all of you will join us for this important conversation.

Student Parent HELP Center

The Student Parent HELP Center is a comprehensive support service program for pregnant and parenting students. Students with children are facing a particularly difficult time due to COVID-19. Undergraduates, who tend to be the most low-income and are more likely to be single parents, are at significant risk for leaving the institution.