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Nikki Khanna


Blackboard Jungle 9 to Focus on Rachel Dolezal Phenomenon and Transracial Identity

The revelation in the summer of 2015 that NAACP Chapter President Rachel Dolezal was a white woman who identified as black sparked a national debate about racial identity. This complex issue is the focus of the keynote presentation and panel discussion kicking off the Blackboard Jungle 9 Symposium on Thursday, March 31, from 4 ...

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Wanda Heading-Grant, ice president for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.


Heading-Grant Wins Regional HR Award for Innovative Leadership

Wanda Heading-Grant, vice president for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, has been awarded the Eastern Region Human Resources Excellence Award for her transformative work at the University of Vermont.

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Nikki Khanna


Race Plays Role in Decision to Adopt Abroad

As America continues to adopt more children internationally than any other country, hundreds of thousands of children in the U.S. – most of whom are children of color – sit in foster care awaiting adoption. Though some Americans express a desire to adopt non-white children, even they have limitations when it comes to adopting ...

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Study: Gender Quotas in Mexico Not Reducing Quality of Female Candidates

A new study examining the impact of a series of gender quotas passed by Mexico to ensure equal representation in government shows no drop in the qualifications of women in office after two election cycles, and also refutes the widely held perception that women rely on personal connections more than men to get elected.

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Michele Norris


Update: Award-Winning Journalist Michele Norris to Deliver MLK Celebration Keynote Address

Update: Due to a major blizzard along the Eastern Seaboard over the weekend, award-winning journalist Michele Norris, former host of NPR’s All Things Considered, is unable to deliver the keynote address at today's Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration, Education & Learning Week. The event will still be held, however, with ...

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UVM Receives Higher Ed Excellence in Diversity Award

The University of Vermont is a recipient of the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The HEED Award is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding ...

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