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New U.S. Ambassador Has Ties to Higher Education

New U.S. Ambassador Has Ties to Higher Education

Daniel W. Yohannes was recently sworn in as the United States Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. He sits on advisory boards at the University of Washington and University of Colorado.

University Study Finds Favoritism Not Prejudicial Hostility Is the Root of Most Discrimination

University Study Finds Favoritism Not Prejudicial Hostility Is the Root of Most Discrimination

A study finds that most discrimination in this country is favoritism directed at helping friends, family, or people of similar backgrounds or characteristics rather than mean-spirited dislike or prejudice against others.

The Racial Makeup of the Entering Class at the University of Washington

The Racial Makeup of the Entering Class at the University of Washington

There are 181 African American in the entering class at the University of Washington. They make up 2.9 percent of the entering students. Blacks are 3.6 percent of population in the state of Washington.

Three African Americans Named to Vice President Positions

Three African Americans Named to Vice President Positions

The new vice presidents are Debra S. Merchant at the University of Cincinnati, Denzil J. Suite at the University of Washington, and Michael C. Rogers at the University of the District of Columbia.

An Academic Redshirt Program in Washington State

An Academic Redshirt Program in Washington State

Under the redshirt program, entering students will take five years to complete their bachelor’s degree in a STEM field. The program is targeted at students who are eligible for the federal Pell Grant program.

University Study Finds the Presence of Diversity Programs May Serve to Deflect Actual Inequities

University Study Finds the Presence of Diversity Programs May Serve to Deflect Actual Inequities

Researchers found that companies that have diversity training programs benefit by giving the impression that they are concerned about equal employment opportunity, even when these companies don’t necessarily offer better work environments for Blacks and other minorities.

Program Seeks to Increase the Diversity of Neuroscience Faculty

Program Seeks to Increase the Diversity of Neuroscience Faculty

The Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigations in Neuroscience (BRAINS) program will feature a three-day seminar this coming January on Bainbridge Island in Washington.

University Research Finds Behavioral Problems of Multiracial Youth May Be Exaggerated

University Research Finds Behavioral Problems of Multiracial Youth May Be Exaggerated

It has been widely believed that multiracial adolescents have more behavioral problems than African Americans and Whites because they are not accepted as peers by either ethnic group.

The Myth of Black Economic Progress

The Myth of Black Economic Progress

All the statistics on income, education, and employment exclude the large number of Americans who are incarcerated in prisons and jails, a population that is disproportionately Black.

The Changing Face of Residential Segregation

The Changing Face of Residential Segregation

Three professors of geography have produced a new study showing that while racial diversity in American cities has increased in the past two decades, highly diverse neighborhoods are still very rare.

University Study Finds That Families Who Move Tend to Self-Segregate by Race

University Study Finds That Families Who Move Tend to Self-Segregate by Race

Study conducted by sociologists at the University of Washington finds that Black and Whites who move tend to end up in neighborhoods with predominantly Black or White residents.

University of Washington Honors Its First African American Senior Administrator

University of Washington Honors Its First African American Senior Administrator

The late Samuel E. Kelly was named vice president for minority affairs in 1970.

Graduate School of the University of Washington Seeking to Boost Minority Enrollments

Graduate School of the University of Washington Seeking to Boost Minority Enrollments

Less than 10 percent of the graduate students are minorities while minorities make up 24 percent of the state’s population.

University of Washington School of Law Professor Named to Kenyan High Court

University of Washington School of Law Professor Named to Kenyan High Court

Joel Ngugi will take a leave of absence from his teaching duties.