Diversity News

Civil Rights Leader to be Honored at CCI Diversity Banquet on Friday

The College of Communication and Information will honor the Reverend Harold Middlebrook—a pastor and civil rights activist who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.—with the CCI Diversity Award at the college’s ninth annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday.

Commissions to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Interim Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor John Zomchick recently held listening sessions with three key campus advisory groups—the Commission for Blacks, the Commission for Women, and the Commission for LGBT People.

UT to Host Events Celebrating Black History Month

Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life hero behind Hotel Rwanda, and Bree Newsome, the activist who removed the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State House, are among the speakers who will be at UT during February to celebrate Black History Month. In addition to hosting well-known speakers, other events will celebrate African American music, international dance, and diversity in the workplace.

Entrepreneurial Journalism Students Challenge Extremism

Students in an entrepreneurial journalism course this fall participated in an international competition to create a social media campaign and strategy to instruct young journalists on how to responsibly report instances of extremism. The campaign was co-sponsored by the US Department of State and Facebook. The UT students came up with the “Report Responsibly” campaign, which provides a call to action for aspiring journalists and media guidelines for reporting on acts of extremism.