Learn More Series: History of Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities with Dr. Michael Wehmeyer
For this Learn More Series keynote speaker event, Dr. Michael L. Wehmeyer joins us from The University of Kansas Department of Special Education to give a longitudinal view of the history of the treatment of people with intellectual disabilities. This event was originally hosted via Zoom on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Dr. Wehmeyer was introduced by Oscar […]
According to Michael L. Wehmeyer, University of Kansas Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor and chair of special education and an expert on education and supporting youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the fight to create support systems, accommodations, and self-advocacy for such people has changed significantly from the 1800s to today.
BU Today: “2021 Diversity & Inclusion’s Learn More Series Focuses on Disability and Impact of Ableism”
Thanks to the lifelong advocacy work of Judith Heumann, standards of accessibility, and the civil rights of any person who is or will become disabled, are protected under US federal law.
In this first Learn More Series event of the 2021-2022 academic year, we hear from internationally recognized disability rights leader Judy Heumann. During this virtual fireside chat, Heumann is in conversation with Dr. Swati Rani, College of Arts & Sciences, to learn about her amazing story, trail-blazing activism, and what we might change at BU […]
How San Diego State University has increased its Black faculty members by 12 since the summer of George Floyd protests.
Why America’s Colleges Have Always Been Unequal — and How to Set Them Right
Pundits and politicians have created their own definition for the term, and then set about attacking it.
June 28, 2021 — Boston University Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) seeks to hire a new Director of Programs to join the team. The Director of Programs will assist BU D&I in aligning the University’s stated values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion to its policies, practices, structures, climate, and culture. The Director will play an […]
The trial of Derek Chauvin over the murder of George Floyd can be seen as a proxy for the larger history of police in the United States brutalizing and killing Black people disproportionately and often with total impunity. A panel of BU scholars representing the Schools of Law and Public Health discussed the implications of the […]
Black Enterprise: “Virginia Passes Law Requiring Universities to Create Scholarships for Descendants of Slaves”
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a new bill into law that requires five local colleges to take accountability for their ties to slavery.