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Educational programs at FSU aim to increase minority women in higher education

Florida State University hosted two intense, one-week programs designed to help women of color, particularly black women, thrive in academia earlier this month.  Nearly 100 women, including undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty members, participated in the Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Research BootCamp and the Priming the Pipeline mentoring program held July 30 – Aug. 5, […]

FSU researchers find school board diversity reduces school suspensions

A new study from criminology researchers at Florida State University reveals that a more diverse school board can lead to more equitable school punishment among black, white and Hispanic students. The team found that black and Hispanic students were more likely to be suspended in schools with larger minority populations. However, white students attending schools with larger […]

FSU named diversity champion by insight into diversity

For a second consecutive year, Florida State University has been recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as a “Diversity Champion” in higher education. FSU is one of only 10 colleges and universities nationwide receiving the award by the magazine, which is the nation’s largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. “Diversity enriches […]

FSU researchers receive $1M federal grant to enhance diversity in higher education

Florida State University researchers, in partnership with Florida A&M University, have received a $1 million federal grant to support the recruitment and academic success of doctoral students from underrepresented populations. The five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, the independent, nonpartisan statistics, research and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education, is intended […]

Profiles in Leadership: Marcus reflects on 30 years of research, students and service

When Nancy Marcus arrived at Florida State University in 1987, she didn’t have plans to stay very long. Thirty years later, the oceanographer-turned-administrator has left an indelible mark at FSU — as a pioneer in her field, as a role model for women in STEM and as the dean of the Graduate School for the past […]

FSU promotes diversity through largest cohort of McKnight fellows in recent history

Florida State University is helping cultivate some of FSU’s best and brightest minority doctoral students in partnership with the Florida Education Fund’s McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program. In one of its biggest cohorts in recent years Florida State University currently has 10 doctoral fellows and four dissertation fellows within the 2016-2017 McKnight Fellows class. The goal […]

Annual student affairs conference to explore inclusion on college campuses

  Student affairs professionals, faculty and students from across the nation will discuss current topics related to diversity and inclusion when they gather for Florida State University’s 27th Annual Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values Feb. 2-4. Florida State will host about 180 participants and volunteers for the 2017 Dalton Institute — or […]

Marc Johnston-Guerrero to speak about diversity, multiraciality at FSU Multicultural Leadership Summit

The Florida State University Center for Leadership & Social Change will host the 2017 Multicultural Leadership Summit, where students can learn about multiculturalism and social justice and guest speaker Marc Johnston-Guerrero will discuss race and diversity. This year’s theme, “Dumping the Melting Pot: Embracing the Mosaic,” emphasizes the problem of assimilation as a result of […]

President Thrasher charts FSU’s course for the future

Florida State University’s accomplishments in 2016 have set FSU on a path to reach its goal of becoming a Top 25 public university, according to President John Thrasher. The university posted a record fundraising year, including a $100 million gift from Jan Moran and the Jim Moran Foundation, rose five places in the U.S. News […]

FSU receives third consecutive national diversity and inclusion award

Florida State University’s continuing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion have earned national recognition for the third consecutive year.  Florida State received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. FSU also won the award in 2014 and 2015.  “We are […]