News by Topic: Diversity
June 25, 2020
New Student Government leaders set for 2020-2021 year
More than 20 RIT students have been seated for senators and representative student organization positions in Student Government for the 2020-2021 academic year.
June 23, 2020
Connections: Discussing voting rights and voter suppression in America, past and present
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Donathan Brown, assistant provost and AVP for Faculty Diversity and Recruitment.
June 21, 2020
Rochester Native Documents Protests, Unrest Across the Country
Spectrum News features Joshua Rashaad McFadden, assistant professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences who is documenting Black Lives Matter protests.
June 16, 2020
Administrators field questions from RIT community at town hall regarding Black Lives Matter
More than 400 members of the RIT community attended a virtual town hall June 11 about the Black Lives Matter movement and ways to address issues of social justice on a local and national level. The RIT Town Hall Regarding Black Lives Matter, organized by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, featured a panel of six RIT administrators fielding questions and comments from students, faculty and staff.
June 14, 2020
Career Achievement in Aeronautics and Space Research
US Black Engineer features Clayton Turner ’90 (electrical engineering), director of NASA Langley Research Center, who received the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) STEM Award.
June 11, 2020
RIT to host virtual town hall discussion on Black Lives Matter movement tonight
RIT is hosting an interactive virtual town hall at 7 p.m. today, June 11, to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and ways to address issues of social justice on a local and national level. The event will begin with brief remarks from RIT President David Munson and then the floor will be yielded to participants who wish to ask questions and make comments.
June 9, 2020
Black Lives Matter flag to get permanent display on campus
RIT will create a permanent display this fall in the Student Alumni Union for the Black Lives Matter flag. The announcement was made Friday by President David Munson during “Calls for Justice within RIT,” an online interfaith vigil held in memory of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and other victims of police violence.
June 5, 2020
Connections: Irshad Altheimer on criminal justice research and police reform
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Irshad Altheimer, associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and director of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives.
June 4, 2020
RIT will host ‘Calls for Justice’ vigil on Zoom this Friday
RIT is hosting an online interfaith vigil titled “Calls for Justice at RIT” at 7 p.m. June 5 in response to the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent demonstrations against the systemic racism and police brutality that continue to affect black and brown people across the U.S.
June 4, 2020
A Chat With Michee Smith, Google’s Security And Privacy Product Manager
Moguldom Nation talks with Michee Smith '03 (computer science), a security and privacy product manager at Google, about data privacy, her professional journey and inclusion in tech.
June 4, 2020
Connections: Discussing the Black Lives Matter protests
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Jonathan Ntheketha, associate director of student success and development in the Multicultural Center for Academic Success.
June 2, 2020
Telehealth connects homeless with therapists training at RIT
Residents of a homeless shelter in Rochester are continuing to receive therapy during the coronavirus pandemic from a team of therapists in a clinical internship program at RIT. The doctoral training program began as an exercise in using telepsychology to deliver care to a marginalized and underserved population. When New York shut down in March to stem the spreading virus, the therapists were already prepared to apply the telehealth protocols in the crisis.