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Grand Challenges: Newly-Launched Urban Equity Collaborative Hosts Open House

On Tuesday, October 3, 2023, the newly-launched Urban Equity Collaborative (UEC) at the University of Maryland welcomed members of the campus community and beyond to an open house, providing an opportunity to discuss the initiative's mission, vision, programming, and team.

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‘We Are Here to Celebrate and Uplift’: LGBTQ+ Equity Center Welcomes New Director

As the new director of the LGBTQ+ Equity Center, Kristopher Oliveira will prioritize meeting students this semester and learning what their needs are. He hopes to strengthen the center’s offerings for faculty and staff members, expand educational programming, and work with alums on events that speak to their expertise or experience.

New LGBTQ+ Equity Center director to focus on fostering community

Kristopher Oliveira brings experience and a passion for social justice to his new role as director of the University of Maryland’s LGBTQ+ Equity Center.

Maryland Initiative for Digital Accessibility (MIDA) Launches

The new Maryland Initiative for Digital Accessibility (MIDA) combines the expertise and passion of researchers, designers, developers and educators from multiple disciplines at the University of Maryland (UMD) with a united goal of making digital technologies accessible for all.

The University of Maryland Joins National Cohort to Address Antisemitism on Campus

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The role of race in admissions

[W]e have a clear, loud and true message: we will remain a national leader by encouraging and supporting students of all backgrounds as they apply, enroll and graduate from the University of Maryland. The educational value of campus diversity is one we will not sacrifice.

The role of race in admissions

While we do not yet know the full impact of this decision on our admission practices, we do know that our already-unassailable commitment to a diverse and inclusive campus must strengthen and grow within the bounds of the law.

Party Queen, Behind the Scenes: Alum Highlights Black Chefs, Artists at NYC-Based Event Agency

“Most of these folks didn’t look like me,” said Mayfield. She decided to build her own event business—one that prioritized chefs of color and women-owned businesses and artists overlooked by traditional agencies.

A Community Makes Art to Honor Its History

The community-based art project was prompted by the City of College Park’s ongoing restorative justice work to renounce systemic racism and acknowledge and address the ways the city and other agencies have harmed Lakeland in the past.

Op/Ed: Affirmative Action Isn’t Hurting Asian Americans in College Admissions

The University of Maryland’s Janelle Wong, director of Asian American studies and a professor of American studies and of government and politics; and Viet Thanh Nguyen, Aerol Arnold Chair of English and professor of English, American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California, argue in a new Los Angeles Times essay the data don’t reveal evidence of an Asian American penalty in race-conscious college admissions.

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