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Structural Racism Drives Higher COVID-19 Death Rates in Louisiana, UMD Study Finds

From Maryland Today: Disproportionately high COVID-19 mortality rates among Black populations in Louisiana parishes are the result of longstanding health vulnerabilities associated with institutional and societal discrimination, according to new research conducted by an interdisciplinary University of Maryland team.

UMD Marks 10 Years of DACA Expanding Opportunities

On this anniversary, we pause to acknowledge how DACA expanded opportunities, changed lives and strengthened campuses, workplaces and the country over the past decade. While we celebrate the successes of our DACA students, alumni and staff, we also recognize the determination and contributions of our other undocumented students and alumni who are not eligible for DACA.

Testudo statue in front of McKeldin Library overlooking the Mall just after sunrise.

New Staff in the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct

We have several new staff members who have joined the team in Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct: Angela Nastase, J.D. (she/her/hers) has joined us as associate director and deputy Title IX director. Angela will ensure the university conducts ...

Call to action: Stop the Hate workshops

I believe our collective commitment to an inclusive campus has never been stronger. At the same time, I am keenly aware that instances of anti-Jewish, anti-Black and anti-LGBTQ+ hate continue to be present across the country and even on our own campus.

Welcoming Our New TerrapinSTRONG Program Manager

President Pines announced a university-wide TerrapinSTRONG onboarding program on his first day as president to affirm our mission, culture, and values as a diverse, united, proud, respectful, inclusive, accountable and empowered community.

New ADA Coordinator

I am pleased to share the news that Emily S. Lucio (she/her) has joined us as the University of Maryland’s new ADA/504 coordinator, effective August 2, 2021.

LGBT Equity Center Acting Director

I’m pleased to share that the LGBT Equity Center’s Shige Sakurai (they/them) has agreed to serve as its acting director.

Meet Finalists for ADA/504 Coordinator

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hiring an ADA/504 coordinator and invites you to meet the three finalists for the position.

Statement on anti-Asian racism

National Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the United States (U.S.) Senate recently passed a bill to allocate resources to track and respond to anti-Asian hate crimes.

Progress in Partnership with Black Student Leaders

In November, President Pines announced a partnership with student leaders of many Black student organizations that builds on the work we started together last spring.

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