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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Uniting for Asian and Asian American communities

Since the beginning of the pandemic there has been a surge in anti-Asian sentiment, spurred in part by racists intent on creating a human enemy rather than confronting the virus.

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Meet Finalists for the Director of Bias Incident Support Services Position

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hiring a new director for our Bias Incident Support Services (BISS) unit and would like to invite you to meet the four finalists for the position.

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Response to recent mass email

On Thursday, November 26, many UMD community members received an unwanted spam email from an unauthorized sender via UMD email lists.

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