Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Push on Counseling

Inside Higher Ed
Michael Stratford
July 29, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. -- The White House's higher education summit in January, as some critics described it, was all about appealing to the cameras.

Full Story: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/29/white-house-gathers-experts-boost-college-counseling#sthash.4Xysbbo8.dpbs

Triple T Foods to Pay $30,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Lawsuit

Press Release
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
July 28, 2014

Federal Agency Alleged Pet Food Company Fired Lab Technician Due to Pregnancy

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Triple T Foods, an Arkansas pet food processor, will pay $30,000 to a former employee and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. 

Full Story: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/7-28-14.cfm

Former NASA Employee Releases New Emoji App to Fill Diversity Gap

Patrice Peck
July 25, 2014

IDiversicons offers over 900 emoticons to those users demanding a wider representation from their current emoticon app.

If you have been wondering when Apple will release a more racially diverse set of emoticons, you are not alone.

Katrina Parrott of the Houston area wondered the same thing before finally launching iDiversicons, a mobile application that provides users with over 900 emoticons available in the Apple store and Google Play. Having been laid off from her program manager position at NASA last year, the mother of two purchased Apple's Developer Program, hired an illustrator and brought the app to life during her newfound freetime. 

Full Story: http://www.bet.com/news/national/2014/07/25/former-nasa-employee-releases-new-emoji-app-to-fill-diversity-gap.html

Steps Tech Companies Can Take to Increase Gender Diversity

Her Agenda
Ann Lehman, J.D.
July 28, 2014

Suddenly, we're talking about diversity in the tech industry. Google release its diversity data recently, as did Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn. So have more established companies such as Intel, Microsoft, and Cisco. No big surprise to anyone familiar with the field that women were underrepresented, especially in technology positions.

Full Story: http://heragenda.com/steps-tech-companies-can-take-to-increase-gender-diversity/

‘Orange Is the New Black’ actress Uzo Aduba talks diversity in Hollywood, Emmy nomination

The Celebrity Cafe
Rachel Karach
July 28, 2014

Aduba plays the fan favorite and maniacally loveable character Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' on Netflix's smash hit television show Orange Is the New Black.

Full Story: http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2014/07/orange-new-black-actress-uzo-aduba-talks-diversity-hollywood-emmy-nomination

Blowing Our Diversity Advantage

The Huffington Post
Elaine Weiss
July 28, 2014

As we mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we are glad to see renewed interest in the issue of segregation, but discouraged about our societal failure to tackle it. Indeed, we have both recently written about the persistence of racial segregation in our public schools, and about the pernicious effects of associated concentrated poverty. BBA and EPI document the segregation of black and Hispanic children in high-poverty kindergarten classrooms. And Kahlenberg has written about new efforts to reinvigorate Brown by emphasizing socioeconomic integration through public school choice.

Full Story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elaine-weiss/blowing-our-diversity-adv_b_5621814.html

Jesse Jackson: Tech diversity is next civil rights step

USA Today
Wendy Koch
July 29, 2014

U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson called on the Obama administration Monday to scrutinize the tech industry's lack of diversity.

Full Story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/07/28/jesse-jackson-seeks-eeoc-scrutiny-of-tech-industry/13270991/