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University Leader Criticizes Anti-DEI Legislation in Kentucky

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Eli Capilouto is publicly opposed to bills proposed by state legislators to limit diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, reported the Lexington Herald Leader. Mike Wilson of Bowling Green, which would block all DEI initiatives that promote so-called “discriminatory concepts.” He also objected to House Bill 9 from Rep.

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The Broader Ramifications of the Attack on DEI at Florida Public Colleges and Universities

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The fight for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives has reached an important juncture in the state of Florida. Florida could have “Ukraine” type ramifications when it comes to the vigorous attempts to dismantle DEI efforts in its public colleges and universities.

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The Next Frontiers in the Battle Over CRT and DEI

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Spreading misinformation The specter of the 2024 presidential election and the accompanying Republican primary contest will add fuel to the fire, according to Dr. Shaun Harper, founder and executive director of the Race and Equity Center at the University of Southern California (USC) and creator of the National DEI Defense Fund. Dr. Jeremy C.

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Under Siege: Attacks on DEI and its Implications for Students

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Johnson Today, these crucial efforts find themselves under siege, facing opposition from conservative politicians and think tank organizations who argue, albeit erroneously, that investments in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies and programs constitute a form of racial discrimination. What we learned may not surprise you.

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George Mason President Criticizes Conservative Report Describing "DEI Bloat" at Public Universities

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George Mason University is pushing back against findings in a recent Heritage Foundation report that the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) staff is “bloated” and unnecessary. GMU had noticeably high “DEI bloat,” with at least 69 DEI personnel and 938 tenured or tenure-track faculty – a 7.4

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Report: Florida's Attacks on DEI Risk Harming Higher Ed and Democracy

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Florida’s attacks on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and so-called “woke” disciplines demonstrate a disregard for academic standards of governance and academic freedom, according to an American Association of University Professors (AAUP) report. Neither can the threat of Florida-style legislation spreading across the country.”

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Threatens to Strip Accreditation from Colleges with DEI Programs

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Ron DeSantis said he would strip accreditation from colleges and universities with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs, MSNBC reported. It’s going to be, instead of ‘You have to have gender studies or you have to have DEI to get accredited,’ it’ll be the opposite. As president, Florida Gov.

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