“While I struggled with the denouncement of books like ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ I also found myself experiencing an awakening.”
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.
Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack will discuss how class and culture shape how undergraduates navigate college and shed new light on how inequity is reproduced. Jack will discuss the social and personal costs of exclusion on undergraduates’ opportunities and social well-being. As our final speaker in the series, Dr. Jack will... More
At 11, Kim Janey was bused into a neighborhood where Black students were pelted with rocks. As acting mayor, she hopes to help Boston step out of the shadow of that era.
Seven BU Academic Departments Will Support Underrepresented, Early-Career Scholars On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Boston University Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) announced the seven departmental recipients of Emerging Scholars Program funds in the 2021-2022 academic year (listed alphabetically): The Department of Anthropology, two Emerging Scholars Programs (College of Arts and Sciences) ... More
Make Your Voice Heard! On Monday, March 22, Boston University Human Resources launched a diversity, equity, and inclusion staff survey, led by consulting firm Korn Ferry. All staff are encouraged to participate in the survey by April 9. The survey aims to evaluate BU’s current efforts to hire, promote, and retain... More
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist NikoleHannah-Jones analyzed the question “where do we witness the manifestation of class within our society?” through the lens of education and housing, two of the most intimate areas of American life. In conversation with Provost Jean Morrison, Jones reflected on the ways in which official policy... More
Determination, hard work and sacrifice are core ingredients in the story of the American dream. But philosopher Jennifer Morton argues there is another, more painful requirement to getting ahead: a willingness to leave family and friends behind. Join us for a conversation on the ethical costs of upward mobility. Members of... More
English departments rethink what to call themselves in light of how diverse they've become.
First Black woman to graduate from a US medical school will be recognized with weeklong MED Symposia.