María Teresa Navas Mejía, a long-term employee at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently received her green card thanks to Carina De La Torre and students in the law school's Immigration Defense Clinic.  Credit: Stephanie Daniel/The World

Colorado Law students gain powerful lessons providing free legal services to immigrants

May 16, 2022

Students at the Immigration Defense Clinic have represented more than 20 longtime university employees from El Salvador who have temporary protected status, which allows them to work. The clinic is helping them become permanent residents.

Artist rendition of people with the word ENGLISH in the middle of the artwork.

Linguist to help guide global English language learning body

May 13, 2022

Rai Farrelly, a CU Boulder linguist, has been appointed to the board of directors for the TESOL International Organization. She was selected by her peers to help lead the organization, which is the foremost global authority for teaching English, with more than 11,000 members from 169 countries.

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Join the IDEA Council’s May 23 public forum

May 9, 2022

Council members will update the campus community about its work during the 2021–22 academic year, answer questions, and invite students, staff and faculty to join a discussion on the university’s next steps for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion across the campus.

Old Main   (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)

CU Boulder to reflect, celebrate as Juneteenth becomes official state holiday

May 3, 2022

Gov. Jared Polis signed a legislative bill into law, declaring Juneteenth a state holiday. The holiday recognizes the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and celebrates the self-determination of Black Americans. This year, the university will offer a floating personal observance day for all leave-eligible faculty and staff.

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Diversity, equity and inclusion update: April 2022 issue

April 28, 2022

This month’s update highlights the IDEA Council, the Campus Culture Survey and next steps, the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Learning Community, the President’s DEI Award winners, a Human Resources workshop and our practice of inclusion.

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Number of all-gender bathrooms expands on campus

April 15, 2022

The university is expanding the number of all-gender bathrooms available to students, faculty and staff and individuals and families who visit the CU Boulder campus.

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Diversity, equity and inclusion update: March 2022 issue

March 31, 2022

This month’s update highlights Women’s History Month, five goals inspired by the IDEA Plan, federal pre-college and research funding, inclusive hiring and campus UndocuAlly sessions.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Conversation April 4 to explore MLK’s radical vision for interracial democracy

March 30, 2022

Join Anthony Siracusa, senior director of inclusive culture, and Reiland Rabaka, professor of Africana studies and director of the Center for African and African American Studies, for a conversation about Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision on a day commemorating his legacy 54 years after his assassination.

Stephanie Toliver

Talk March 30 to explore impact of Black storytelling

March 29, 2022

The Center for African and African American Studies will host Assistant Professor Stephanie Toliver for a lecture exploring Black storytelling, Afrofuturism and “womanism’s” role in qualitative research. Toliver will guide attendees through understanding the impact of Black storytelling passed from generation to generation.

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5 easy ways to be part of cultural and diversity opportunities on campus

March 24, 2022

Do you like to meet people from different backgrounds and have conversations that help you gain a new perspective? From campus offices to student organizations and events throughout the semester, here are five easy ways to connect and learn with others if you are interested in culture and diversity.