The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas, saying that the plan taking race into consideration as one factor of admission is constitutional. Click here for more details.
Vice President and Dean Wimbush's statement on tragedy in Orlando, Florida
On behalf of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA), I want to express my grief over the tragic shooting that occurred in Orlando, Florida.
Four Indiana University Bloomington students have been named winners of the inaugural Carrie Parker Taylor Scholarship.
Nicholas Belle named new director of First Nations Educational and Cultural Center
Nicholas Belle has been appointed the new director of Indiana University Bloomington’s First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs.
IU doctoral candidate hosts weekly radio program exploring and celebrating her Native American heritage
Meet the doctoral candidate who is celebrating and exploring her Navajo heritage through radio broadcasting.
Memorable Performance at Carnegie Hall
The Indiana University South Bend Chorale and Chamber Choirs, along with the South Bend Symphonic Choir, performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Sunday, May 8.
Marvin Lynn, dean of the IU South Bend School of Education, visits University of South Africa
Marvin Lynn will be visiting the University of South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa next week to give a series of lectures on educational research.
OVPDEMA recognizes outstanding graduates
With Indiana University’s top-ranked programs and forward-thinking initiatives, it’s no secret that our students shine. Out of the many graduates who have excelled during their time at IU, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) has the opportunity to recognize four.
Cultural, Academic Support Units Celebrate Graduates
Cultural and academic support units within Indiana University’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) have announced their scheduled year-end events.
IU scholarships awarded at Center for Leadership Development event
Indiana University’s Hudson and Holland Scholars Program, in partnership with the Center for Leadership Development (CLD), awarded scholarships during CLD’s 36th Annual Minority Achievement Awards & Scholarship Gala.
“I’m very grateful for all the guidance and assistance that I’ve received from those individuals throughout my journey,” said Crystal Boston-Clay. “I would not be where I am today, had it not been for their support from my undergrad all the way through my terminal degree.”
Won-Joon Yoon Scholarship Recipients Announced
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) is pleased to announce Stephanie Huezo, Mercedes Jones, Daniel Metz and Jessica Troxel as the winners of the 2015–16 Won-Joon Yoon Scholarship.
Vice President and Dean Wimbush's statement on Asian American and Pacific Islander Month.
IU faculty member Lee Hamilton to deliver speech at Baccalaureate ceremony
Indiana University faculty member and former longtime Indiana congressman Lee Hamilton will speak at this year’s Baccalaureate, an interfaith celebration of academic achievement.
New Tavis Smiley scholarships will go to African-American students enrolling at Indiana University
Broadcaster and author Tavis Smiley is establishing new scholarships at his alma mater, the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Indiana University mourns David Baker, distinguished professor and jazz legend
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is deeply saddened to announce the death of David N. Baker, distinguished professor of music and Jazz Studies Department chair emeritus, at the age of 84. For visitation details please click here. Remembrances of Baker may be left at the blog created in his honor by the Jacobs School of Music.
Intersectionality: IU Latina Film Festival and Conference
Click here for the schedule, bios, and more about the film fest! The third Latino Film Festival and Conference will put Latina filmmakers, actresses, and Latina film scholars at the center.
Please check the blog post about La CASA's garden. What did you eat for dinner last night? How about this morning for breakfast? Have you been to Fourth Street’s “Restaurant Row” lately? Whether you’re on or off of IU’s meal plan, food is something we all can talk about, even as we have different palates and preferences.
Please watch the interview here. Brandon Washington is a graduate student at Indiana University working in the Office of Admissions. Washington helps recruit students to IU, where he has flourished, thanks in part to former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.
Meet Lekeah Durden, NSF Research Fellow and IU Ph.D. student in biology
Lekeah Durden, a Ph.D. student in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology, was recentlyfeatured by the National Science Foundation during Black History Month as an NSF Research Fellow.
IU linguists provide Arikara and Pawnee dialogue for Oscar-nominated film 'The Revenant'
IU linguists Douglas R. Parks and Logan D. Sutton with the American Indian Studies Research Institute helped provide authentic dialogue in two American Indian languages for the film “The Revenant,” which recently received three Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards.
100-year-old published poem reveals spirit, skill of pioneering IU student Carrie Parker
Last summer, Indiana University Archives director Dina Kellams happened upon the name of IU’s first female African American student in a brief newspaper story.
Unexpected find in Mathers archives brings man's academic pursuits back to own Tuscarora Indian identity
“I wasn’t expecting to find anything at all,” Stahlman said. “But I ended up finding my great-great-grandfather, two other relatives and possibly a third.”
IU Kokomo chief of staff witnesses growth in 30 years on campus
In nearly 30 years at IU Kokomo, Gerry Stroman has seen many changes, and a great deal of growth.
Indiana University to host Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
The U.S. State Department and the International Research & Exchanges Board have announced that Indiana University has been selected as a host for the flagship program of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.
IU Bloomington to host one of passport program's largest giveaways in the country
Indiana University Bloomington, in partnership with the Council on International Educational Exchange, will give away passports to 280 preselected students during CIEE Passport Caravan
IU Bloomington observes Black History Month with poetry, music, lectures and art
The Indiana University Bloomington campus will honor Black History Month in February with a number of events, including guest speakers, musical performances, a poetry slam and a banquet honoring black faculty and staff.
IU Bloomington celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with 'A Call to All'
Indiana University Bloomington will remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of activities celebrating his legacy.
"The Covenant With Black America: Ten Years Later" (SmileyBooks) is a follow-up to a bestselling book Smiley wrote in 2006.
New ‘Star Wars’ movie awakens marketing memories for IU Kelley School faculty member
Paul Palmer Jr. II admits that as a 10-year-old growing up on the west side of Indianapolis in 1977, he used to evade theater ushers so he could stay for multiple screenings of “Star Wars.”
IU names new associate vice provost for faculty development and diversity
John Nieto-Phillips, an associate professor in the Department of History and the Latino Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named associate vice provost for faculty development and diversity at IU Bloomington.
Indiana University recognized for its commitment to 21st Century Scholars
Indiana University has been recognized by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for its commitment to 21st Century Scholars.
Evans named to diversity, inclusion post at University Graduate School
Bianca Evans has been named new assistant dean for diversity and inclusion in the University Graduate School at IU Bloomington.
IU supports frank discussion about campus climate
Colleges and universities are intended to be sites of rigorous discussion. At Indiana University, we stand in solidarity with all who are confronting injustices in their campus communities.
President Michael McRobbie reaffirmed IU’s unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion
As part that commitment, we recruit students and faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds. We strive to ensure that cultural diversity is well represented in the curriculum.
Luminary Award to Tavis Smiley
The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that TAVIS SMILEY will accept the Luminary Award for Career Achievement at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 6 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles.
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