Lack of diversity in higher education IT leadership targeted by new fellowship program
The Next Leaders Fellowship aims to diversify senior IT leadership by serving as a stepping stone for people of color in mid-level roles.
Alabama State U. announces $300K cybersecurity diversity grant
The funding is designed to boost participation in a field in which women and some minority groups are underrepresented.
Miami Dade College, IBM partner to build tech-focused workforce
Miami Dade College will receive $10 million in assets from IBM over the next three years to expand its workforce development and technology programming.
Michigan State launches VR app to fight unconscious bias
The app helps users recognize racism and unconscious bias to help support diversity, equity and inclusion.
Coursera launches 'activism in sports' class taught by Chris Webber
The five-time NBA All-Star will teach a course, Coursera announced, offered through Morehouse College, an all-male historically Black college in Atlanta, Georgia.
Penn State events 'Zoom bombed' again, this time by lone racist intruder
Following a disruption to a Black Caucus event last month, two diversity events were this week interrupted by a man, who claimed to be a police officer, spewing "hate-filled words."
Coursera partners with Howard U., expands diversity catalog
Coursera announced a new partnership with the historically Black university, along with workforce initiatives and more than 40 courses centered on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo taps VR for diversity, inclusion training
Administrators said its new VR tools will also provide students virtual practice sessions for reporting incidents of bias or harassment.
Penn State joins initiative to hire more diverse STEM faculty
Ultimately, the initiative will increase career opportunities in STEM fields for underrepresented groups, as well as improve student success.