College awards first TIDE grants

Eight projects have received funding from the College’s first Towards Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (TIDE) grants, a series of grants of up to $5000 to various College departments, offices, faculty, staff and students “to help facilitate the infusion of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of our campus by leveraging the creativity and passion of the members of our community,”  Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes ’98 announced in a Feb. 11 email.

In Other Ivory Towers

Following recent discussion and coverage of the struggles of minority faculty and issues of retention at the College, the Record examined news surrounding this issue at other colleges and universities across the country. Amherst College

In a four-part series titled “A Flawed System,” Amherst Student Editor-in-Chief Shawna Chen investigated issues facing faculty of color at Amherst.

Students, dean attend 1vyG conference

Attendees discuss empowering first-generation, low-income students

Students and administrators gathered at Princeton to address opportunities and resources for the first-generation and low-income communities. PHOTO COURTESY OF FACEBOOK OF FGLI ADMINISTRATORS CONSORTIUM.

CLiA coordinates three paid professional development programs with local schools

The Center for Learning in Action (CLiA) is coordinating three paid professional development opportunities for the College’s CLiA Education Fellows over the regional school district’s February break period. These three programs are linked by the joining of interests by CLiA and Mount Greylock Regional School District (MGRSD) to increase trauma-informed training for their community partners. 

CLiA Director Paula Consolini explained that these projects aim to increase the depth of student engagement with local communities.