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Woke Washing and Rainbow Capitalism: Business Schools Can Improve Corporate Allyship

Corporations are co-opting social justice movements, but business schools can help them become authentic leaders for change.  The murder of George Floyd in 2020 and...

VSU to Open Nation’s First HBCU Policy Center Focused on Improving...

Virginia State University (VSU) is starting a new policy center dedicated to improving police relations with people of color, the school recently announced. The Center for...

Universities Offer Mental Health Support for Students in Wake of Derek...

Numerous higher education institutions have offered mental health resources amidst the trial for Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty...

Social Justice Education in Public Policy Schools is Crucial for the...

After watching in horror the murder of George Floyd by police officers last May, RaJade Berry-James, PhD, promised her two teenage daughters that she...

Lincoln University of Missouri Makes History with First-of-its-Kind Police Academy 

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) approved the nation’s first police academy at a historically Black institution of...

The 2020 HEED Awards: Social Justice & Activism

The annual INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and...

Business Schools Guide Companies in their Pledges to Support Social Justice...

In June, some of the world’s leading companies took steps in support of social justice that would have until recently seemed radical. Walmart pledged...

Universities Commemorate MLK Day by Reflecting on the Past and Present

College and university communities across the United States came together for Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day to honor MLK’s role in America’s long...

The annual Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recognizes institutions that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in...

Teacher Preparation Programs Focus on Social Justice to Transform Classroom Experience...

At many schools of education, pre-service teachers are trained on classroom instruction with little attention paid to the systemic educational and societal barriers faced...

A Social Justice Approach to Building Community in Higher Education Today

As government practices erode egalitarian ideals and fascist movements assault our democracy, higher education administrators must assert bold, principled leadership that approaches community building...

University of Kentucky Creates a Community of Belonging By and for...

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

Leading Organizations as Social Justice Moves from the Streets to the...

In late 2014, I took on a new organizational role in diversity. What I didn’t realize at that time was the impact that several...

Social Justice Advocates: The Evolving Role of Medical Practitioners

On the surface, the causes of many health problems in the U.S. seem apparent. But a deeper look reveals that many diseases and ailments...

SUNY Buffalo State Stretches Hearts and Minds Through Social Justice Storytelling

Katherine Conway-Turner makes it her business to talk to students on a daily basis. As president of Buffalo State College, State University of New...

Social Justice Education at Law Schools: Imperative or Imposition?

For many law students, social justice classes, pro-bono work, and an awareness of the needs of the disenfranchised are woven into their legal education....

The Liberal Arts: A Broad Education for Lifelong Success

Much has been written about the perceived value of a liberal arts education, particularly lately as some politicians have emphasized the need for colleges...

Addressing Social Justice Issues at Academic Health Centers

The challenges of diversity, equity, and inclusion that we face in academe today can be traced back to the nine Colonial colleges that were...

Empowering Social Justice

Raymond E. Crossman, co-chair of LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education and president of Adler University, emphasizes community and inspires others   During his 12-year tenure at Adler...