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Stories with subject: Social diversity
  • University of Kansas creates diversity task force 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 8:42 am

    LAWRENCE, Kansas - The University of Kansas has created a task force on diversity efforts.

  • Brandeis students occupy building for diversity demands 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:42 am

    WALTHAM, Massachusetts - Hundreds of Brandeis University students have occupied the school's administration building and say they won't leave until officials address their demands regarding diversity.

  • University of Nebraska president looks to deal with racism 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 1:53 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - The president of the University of Nebraska system is working to deal with racism on campus and improve the college experience for all students.

  • Correction: Free Speech-College Presidents story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:06 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - In a story Nov. 22 about debates over free speech on college campuses, The Associated Press erroneously reported how Williams College President Adam Falk described students' background. He said Williams students come from a media environment that doesn't foster "conversation" across disagreements, not "conservation."

  • 8 Michigan companies earn highest marks for LGBT policies 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 4:01 am

    LANSING, Michigan - Eight Michigan companies have earned perfect scores for having inclusive, non-discrimination policies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers.

  • SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 11:39 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.

  • Brown University announces $100M plan on racism, diversity 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 1:40 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Brown University says it plans to spend $100 million over the next decade to address diversity and racism on the campus.

  • Virginia Tech names new diversity leader 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 10:13 am

    BLACKSBURG, Virginia - Virginia Tech has appointed an associate chancellor to develop a more welcoming campus and a more diverse student body and faculty.

  • Diversity concerns discussed at University of Northern Iowa 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 12:23 pm

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa has held a diversity forum to address student concerns that the school is not responding effectively to persistent racism and other diversity issues.

  • 7 NYC schools will give priority to low-income pupils 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 11:16 am

    NEW YORK - Seven New York City elementary schools will set aside a portion of their seats for low-income students and English language learners under a pilot program intended to increase diversity.

  • Kansas school's plan on diversity worries some GOP lawmakers 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:06 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The University of Kansas' plan to require "inclusion and belonging" training for everyone on campus drew criticism Wednesday from Republican legislators who worry that it will become an effort to squelch conservative thought.

  • University of Alabama to add 'central diversity officer' 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 5:11 pm

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - A new strategic plan at the University of Alabama will include the addition of a diversity administrator to work on making the campus inclusive to students of all backgrounds, the president said Wednesday.

  • One of last original Tuskegee Airmen instructors dies at 96 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-18-15 4:09 pm

    ATLANTA - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained the Tuskegee Airmen - the first African-Americans to fly combat airplanes in World War II - has died in Georgia. He was 96.

  • Despite trolls, industry, public embrace diversity casting 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 8:17 am

    LOS ANGELES - "Spectre," the 24th James Bond film in 53 years, has just kicked off its theatrical release, scoring the second highest domestic opening in franchise history. Yet fans have been speculating for months who the next 007 will be, since four-timer Daniel Craig is nearing the end of his run.

  • New book chronicles remarkable Korean War friendship story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 2:09 pm

    CONCORD, Massachusetts - Retired U.S. Navy pilot Thomas Hudner is 91 now, but he's never been able to shake the promise he made to a trusted Korean War wingman 65 years ago: "Don't worry, we'll be back for you."

  • Yale University devotes $50M to boosting faculty diversity 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 2:18 pm

    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Yale University says it will devote $50 million over the next five years to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

  • College basketball coaches jump in on affirmative action 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 8:16 pm

    Hundreds of college basketball coaches asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to preserve affirmative action in university admissions, writing in a friend of the court brief that they have seen the benefits of a diverse student body not just for minorities but for the other students who come to know them.

  • Glamour's Women of the Year: Witherspoon, Jenner, Copeland story has photos
    Updated: Oct-29-15 8:56 am

    NEW YORK - Caitlyn Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, Misty Copeland and five women touched by the South Carolina church massacre and lauded in the aftermath as "The Peacemakers of Charleston" are among this year's honorees as Glamour magazine's Women of the Year.

  • US Report Card: NY students see math, reading scores slip 
    Updated: Oct-28-15 3:21 pm

    BUFFALO, New York - New York schoolchildren earned mostly average scores on the test known as the Nation's Report Card in a year of lackluster results overall.

  • MLB has no black managers following McClendon's dismissal story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-27-15 4:38 pm

    Here's a stat Major League Baseball would like to change: There are no African-American managers in the game.

  • Washington school district considers transgender policy 
    Updated: Oct-27-15 8:22 am

    SNOHOMISH, Washington - Several school districts in Washington are exploring anti-discrimination policies that would protect transgender students.

  • Obama puts White House light on diversity in American music story has photos
    Updated: Oct-27-15 4:36 am

    WASHINGTON - Whether belting out lyrics to Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," leading a mournful congregation through "Amazing Grace," or tweeting his Spotify music playlist that includes Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone, President Barack Obama has shown that he's a pretty soulful guy.

  • Manfred says MLB must improve minority hiring story has photos
    Updated: Oct-27-15 1:15 am

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Minority managers have all but disappeared from Major League Baseball's dugouts, which next year could have no black skippers for the first time in nearly three decades.