HCC Receives Insight Into Diversity 2020 Higher Education Excellence In Diversity Award

September 23, 2020

Today, Hillsborough Community College received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — HCC will be featured, along with 90 other recipients, in the November 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second consecutive year that HCC has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

“Hillsborough Community College is honored to once again be a HEED award recipient. It is a recognition of the value we place on cultivating a respectful and supportive learning environment that is inclusive of all experiences and backgrounds,” said HCC President Dr. Ken Atwater.

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected HCC because of its longstanding institutional commitment to

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U.S. corporate board diversity lags as few minority execs get top jobs: study

FILE PHOTO: The skyline of lower Manhattan is seen before sunrise in New York City, U.S., July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

BOSTON (Reuters) – Publicly traded U.S. companies have been slow to add minority directors over the past five years even as women grabbed a greater share of board seats during that period, a comprehensive study to be released on Monday shows.

Across the Russell 3000, a broad index of U.S. companies, 29% now have two or more ethnically diverse directors, 7 percentage points more than in 2016, according to the new data from ISS ESG, an arm of Institutional Shareholder Services, scheduled to be presented at a conference on Monday. By contrast 66% of those boards now have 2 or more women, 27 percentage points more than in 2016, ISS found.

Brett Miller, head of data solutions for ISS ESG, said the figures reflect how boards traditionally recruit

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School board should represent diversity of community | Guest Opinions

Our community’s demographics have changed significantly in the past two decades. The Blaine County School District now has 43 percent Hispanic students and is on track to have a majority Hispanic enrollment in a few years. These students and their families bring rich and healthy diversity to our community.

Right now, there is a wonderful opportunity for the district board to encourage members of the Hispanic community to apply for appointment for a school board seat that has become vacant. The zone that is up for appointment (Zone 2) comprises mainly the Woodside neighborhood, an area where many Hispanic community members reside.

Finding people willing to apply for the position is challenging. The job of a district board member is unpaid. Board members have responsibility for the largest municipal budget and employ the most people in the valley. Doing the job well is time-consuming. It is also thankless. Board members

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The Matt and Sue Johanson Diversity in Technology Fund provides opportunities for CAST students – News

Audra Heistand

Audra Heistand

The computer science program in the College of Applied Science and Technology teaches students to use computers to solve problems. The major provides students with a background in computational theory, design, hardware, and operating systems.

Audra Heistand is a sophomore computer science major who received financial assistance through the Matt and Sue Johanson Diversity in Technology Fund. “This scholarship allows me to focus more of my time and energy submerging myself in my studies instead of worrying about finances,” Heistand said. “With the aid of the generous support I’ve received, I hope to one day help others through technological contributions of my own.”

Heistand is looking forward to taking electives like Principles of Software Engineering and Secure Software Development where she can explore her coding interests. She is also involved in the registered student organization, Women in Technology and is vice president of the ISU student chapter of

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HeroX Launches $500K Prize Challenge on Behalf of the National Institutes of Health to Improve Gender Diversity and Equity in Academia

HeroX Launches $500K Prize Challenge on Behalf of the National Institutes of Health to Improve Gender Diversity and Equity in Academia

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HeroX, the world’s leading platform for crowdsourced solutions and Base 11 today launched a prize competition, the “NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity” on behalf of the National Institutes of Health to improve gender diversity and equity among faculty in biomedical and behavioral fields in colleges and universities. Although there is a near equal number of male and female students in the biomedical science field and in medical schools, women are underrepresented in the faculty, particularly in the mid-career to senior-career positions and challenges remain in ensuring faculty members are treated in an equitable manner.



“We are seeking to foster more inclusive and equitable environments in academia,” said Janine A. Clayton, M.D., Director of the NIH Office of

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Future Skills, Resilience, Diversity & Inclusion to Enable Organizations to Growth at 2020 India Edition of Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky(R)

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Future skills, resilience, diversity & inclusion would take centre stage at the upcoming 2020 India Edition of House of Rose Professional’s Break the ceiling touch the sky® – the success and leadership summit for women, to be held virtually on Sept 16, 2020.

In keeping with the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) times, the summit will focus on best practices for leadership, diversity & inclusion and success that will help organizations and their leadership to steer their businesses through these challenging times and back to growth. The summit will be led by a field of top speakers including Christina Ruggiero, CEO, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd; Sam Balsara, Chairman, Madison world;  Dr Lisa Coleman, SVP – Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, New York University; Kaushik Mitra, VP and CFO, PepsiCo India, Richa Arora,

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WCU Receives Higher Education Excellence In Diversity Award From Insight Into Diversity Magazine

Sept. 2, 2020

WCU Receives Higher Education Excellence In Diversity Award from INSIGHT INTO DIVERSITY
Magazine

Today, West Chester University (WCU) received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence
in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges
and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion
— West Chester University will be featured, along with 89 other recipients, in the
November 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

“Receiving the HEED award for the first time in West Chester University’s history
is a clear indication that we are on the right track as we strengthen and enhance
our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in intentional ways,” said West
Chester University President Chris Fiorentino. “This University is committed to creating
an environment that celebrates and

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Jobs should be given on merit and not for hitting diversity quotas

Sir Trevor McDonald has said he favours people being given jobs on merit rather than as part of hitting diversity quotas.

The journalist, 81, who became the presenter of ITV’s News at Ten in 1992, said: ‘I understand why people do it and why people think about quotas… but there is a philosophical downside about that.

‘It’s awful if you walk into a place and they say “Oh I know why she got that job because they are looking for women”. 

I think that is so unfair on the people. Maybe you were the best person for that job and so I am more interested in meritocracy… where someone is employed because they can do the job.’



Trevor McDonald wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a building: The journalist (pictured), 81, who became the presenter of ITV¿s News at Ten in 1992, said: ¿I understand why people do it and why people think about quotas... but there is a philosophical downside about that


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The journalist (pictured), 81, who became the presenter of ITV¿s News at Ten in 1992, said: ¿I understand why people do it and why people think about quotas…

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