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Stories with subject: Workplace diversity
  • Fraternity tied to racist chant hires diversity director 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 5:09 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The fraternity connected to a racist video featuring University of Oklahoma students that surfaced this spring announced Thursday that it has hired a director of diversity and inclusion.

  • Study: NBA diversity again leads pro sports leagues 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 4:26 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - The NBA again sets the standard for diversity among major professional sports leagues.

  • Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 9:25 pm

    NEW YORK - Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who's become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday - the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company's 75-year history.

  • CIA failing to recruit and promote minorities, study finds story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 2:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - The CIA is failing to hire and promote enough minorities despite years of vowing to do so, Director John Brennan said Tuesday, announcing a new effort to tackle the problem of a largely white workforce whose lack of diversity he says is undercutting the spy agency's intelligence mission.

  • Tangipahoa schools reach third goal in desegregation case 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 11:39 am

    AMITE, Louisiana - A federal judge has ruled that Tangipahoa Parish schools are legally desegregated in terms of staff assignment.

  • State to create new Office of American Indian Health 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 7:40 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock signed an executive order Tuesday to establish a state Office of American Indian Health, saying the current health care system in Indian Country limits access to preventative care and quality health care services and providers.

  • Bonner reflects on years as president at Alabama 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 11:50 am

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - University of Alabama President Judy Bonner sat on the porch of the campus' antebellum president's mansion on a muggy afternoon in late spring. Joggers made their way around the Quad, and the heat and humidity gradually rose after a brief afternoon shower.

  • US ambassador praises Australian gay rights progress 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 7:37 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - The U.S. ambassador to Australia told Australian marriage equality supporters on Monday that although their nation continues to ban same-sex marriage, it remains more progressive than his own in protecting the rights of gay employees and sportsmen.

  • Black film festival shifts focus to Web as options expand 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 10:16 am

    NEW YORK - As scrutiny continues over diversity in film and opportunities for African Americans in Hollywood, some black actors and producers are looking to another avenue where they see growth - the Web.

  • Report: Little diversity found in sports departments 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 4:50 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - The number of jobs held by people of color and women in sports departments at newspapers and websites remains low, with most jobs dominated by white males, according to a study released Wednesday.

  • Purdue faculty to participate in diversity training program 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 1:41 pm

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Five members of the mechanical engineering faculty at Purdue University have been chosen to participate in a National Science Foundation diversity training program so they can help recruit African-American students.

  • Judge rules against plaintiffs in Baton Rouge court lawsuit 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 7:52 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson has denied a lawsuit that seeks to remake the racial balance of the five-judge Baton Rouge City Court.