Race & Equity Initiative


October 17, 2016

Fostering Excellence: Faculty Recruitment and Retention – Provost Report Feature

The University of Washington makes it a priority to recruit and retain faculty whose research, teaching and service enhances diversity, and in turn brings excellence. Already, schools and colleges across the three campuses recognize the importance of diversity in prioritizing faculty recruitment and advancement, and overcoming external and internal barriers to hiring. “We know that…

September 28, 2016

UW Today: UW works to boost faculty diversity through recruitment and retention efforts

Like post-secondary schools across the country, the University of Washington has struggled to attract and retain a talented, diverse faculty. But efforts that have been quietly underway for a few years are starting to pay off, attracting top-level candidates to the UW even over schools that are able to offer bigger salaries and more perks….

September 21, 2016

Message from Ana Mari Cauce: We are all accountable for justice and equity

From the UW presidential blog Ana Mari Cauce As interim president, I spoke to our university about racism, equity and the need for each of us to take personal responsibility for addressing our own biases and improving our University culture. We committed to deepen the work of more systematically combating racism and inequities, both individual and institutional,…

September 12, 2016

I-School Faculty Feature: Cleary Professor

Cleary Professor Michelle Martin a crusader for diversity in children’s books By Information School UW Endowed professorships in children’s literature are rare — “10 may be a stretch,” says scholar Michelle Martin.  Holding one is a high honor. Now Martin — renowned author, essayist, lecturer, book critic, community literacy activist, and champion of diversity in…

September 1, 2016

Viewpoint Article: UW Faculty and Staff Step Up to Learn

It’s 9 a.m. one morning in May and Caprice Hollins, a clinical psychologist and co-founder of a race-relations consulting firm, is gearing up for a full day of workshops. In a classroom packed with faculty and staff in UW Bothell’s Founders Hall, she will share stories of her multiracial family and of growing up in…

August 24, 2016

School of Public Health: UW Students Have Hard Conversations About Race & Disparity in London

“For two days in late August, more than a million people inundate West London to celebrate one of the world’s largest street festivals—the Notting Hill Carnival. Elaborate floats and colorful-costumed performers wind their way through streets to the sound of steel bands and calypso music. It’s a tribute to the traditional Afro-Caribbean carnivals of the…

August 3, 2016

Q&A with the New Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity Rickey Hall

Source: UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Website After being appointed to the position by President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Jerry Baldasty in May, Rickey Hall begins his tenure as the eighth vice president for the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) today. Hall most recently served as the inaugural vice…

August 1, 2016

Huffington Post: Does ‘Black Lives Matter’ still matter?

The Huffington Post Christopher Sebastian Parker, University of Washington Before the shooting in Dallas that took the lives of five police officers and the one in Baton Rouge that resulted in the deaths of three more, Black Lives Matter had begun to gain traction. Among other things, the movement contributed to the introduction of body…

July 19, 2016

Seattle Times: UW freshman class: more in-state students, more diversity

Kathrine Long The University of Washington will welcome its largest number of in-state freshmen to campus this fall, a group that is also more diverse than any previous class. The largest class of in-state freshmen will start at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus this fall — a group that will include fewer white students,…

July 11, 2016

A Message From Ana Mari Cauce: Standing Together for Justice

Dear faculty, staff and students: We both love the University during its high-energy moments — crowded hallways and walkways, the chatter on Red Square so loud we have to close our windows to concentrate. Yet, as June rolls around, we look forward to the bittersweet joy of graduations, the warmer weather and quieter times that…

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