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University of California responds to executive order on free speech
March 21, 2019
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement today on the White House’s executive order tying free speech protections to federal funding for colleges and universities nationwide:

Chancellor’s Statement on the New Zealand attack on the Muslim Community
March 15, 2019
Last night many of us watched the prime minister’s press conference and learned of the violent attack on the Muslim community in New Zealand that took the lives of 49 people and left dozens injured.

Hate Incidents on Campus Still Rising
February 25, 2019
Results of a new survey show that administrators are still reporting incidents targeting minority students.

Trump administration considers rollback of anti-discrimination rules
January 3, 2019
The Trump administration is considering a far-reaching rollback of civil rights law that would dilute federal rules against discrimination in education, housing and other aspects of American life, people familiar with the discussions said.

Potential Breakthrough Against Racist Trolling
January 3, 2019
Advocates hope a new legal settlement between a former neo-Nazi and a black college student may help other students who find themselves facing digital hate.

A Direct Contradiction
December 13, 2018
Lawyers and Title IX practitioners have identified potential conflicts between the Trump administration's new proposed regulations on the gender discrimination law and state policy.

The Impact of Female Chairs
November 14, 2018
What a difference a chair makes: study finds female chairs improve departments' gender diversity and equity.

Holistic Approach Needed to Change Workplace Culture To Prevent Harassment, Experts Tell EEOC
October 31, 2018
WASHINGTON - Employers can take concrete steps to change their workplace cultures to prevent harassment

White Americans Were Affirmative Action’s Original Beneficiaries. Now, Many of Them Want It Dead
October 24, 2018
Affirmative action is dying a slow death, and its goals are far from realized.

Heterogeneity and team performance: Evaluating the effect of cultural diversity in the world’s top soccer league
July 23, 2018
Questions regarding the costs and benefits of diversity for organizational performance not only affect the management of teams in sports but also broader debates over immigration, university admissions, and business hiring decisions.