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This page highlights recent news coverage and other notables about CME staff, programs and larger University Inclusive Excellence achievements.


      • Staffer Thomas Walker joins Morgridge College professor Patton Garriott, and former Morgridge professor Lori Patton on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Diversity in Higher Education , and will again be faculty for the Racial Justice Institute at the Creating Change conference here in Denver.
      • DU Morgridge College of Education alumn, Dr Saran Stewart, and colleagues have a study on microaggressions in the academic workplace, covered in The Times Higher Education of the UK .
      • On December 4, 2014, Chancellor Chopp notified the University community of some structural changes at DU that affect CME, namely the creation of a new senior leadership position, the Vice Chancellor for Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence, to whom we will eventually report. Expecting some questions from our participants and partners, a few quick FYIs: 1)CME is not going away; its staff are remaining. It’s business as usual for the foreseeable future. 2)The Chancellor and Provost will be seeking wide input on the job description and nationwide hiring process for the new Vice Chancellor position, whom we hope will be in place by next fall. And 3)The new division will evolve under the new VC, with continued input from DU stakeholders. The Chancellor and Provost met with the staff in person, and remain clear that their intention is to further integrate Inclusive Excellence into all aspects of the University. These changes are to expand and improve the University experience for all. While we don’t have additional details at this point, we do encourage all members of the University community to take advantage of all coming opportunities to provide input on the new position description and search. Please let our professional staff know what questions you have; and watch for additional outreach from the Chancellor as the changes roll out.
      • Congratulations to student staffer Brian Yoshida, highlighted in a new series in the DU magazine.
      • DU's Staff Advisory Council president, and CME Office Manager, Stefanie Ungphakorn Cowan, is included in The Denver Foundation's recent piece on employee support funds.
      • Congratulations to associate provost Dr Frank Tuitt, who received the 2014 Mildred García Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s Council on Ethnic Participation (ASHE-CEP), for exemplary research contributions related to populations of color.
      • Congratulations to CME student staffers Addis Sisay and Crystal Murillo, whose team placed 1st in the 2014 Daniels College Inclusive Excellence Case Competition! team photo (Flickr)
      • Associate Provost Frank Tuitt was interviewed for WEIU Public Television in eastern Illinois; see his interview here.
      • CME staffer Thomas Walker again served as faculty for the Racial Justice Institute at the 2014 Creating Change conference in Houston.
      • DU alumn Neivin M. Shalabi raises important questions about, and offers suggestions for, more inclusive programming in new article:  Toward inclusive understanding and practice of diversity: Directions for accommodating Muslim and other religious minoritized students on university campuses (Shalabi, 2014)
      • Anthea Johnson Rooen, CME staffer, spoke to 9 News about the Black Male Initiative Summit.
      • CME congratulates staff, Tracey Adams-Peters, for being honored the Outstanding Community Service Award at the 2014 Sigma Gamma Rho "Heart of Gold" Scholarship & Community Awards Luncheon, and being recognized in the Denver Urban Spectrum for African Americans Who Make a Difference, listed on page 20. 
      • CME co-hosted the American Indian College Fund's 2013 Elders Dinner on campus. GSSW faculty Dr James Moran (Little Shell Chippewa) welcomed more than 250 Native elders and family members; DU alumn-owned Tocabe American Indian Eatery provided food. Other campus partners included staff, alumn and student volunteers, the Office of the Provost and Marketing & CommunicationsSee photos.