Noteworthy: News and Events from the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

On March 6, 2021, Interim President Scott Cowen and Provost and Executive Vice President Ben Vinson III issued a statement in response to recent attacks against those of Asian descent. The Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity joins members of the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) community in issuing a Joint Statement of Support for the Asian Community.

Emmitt Jolly

On April 29, Emmitt Jolly, incoming chair of the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, joins the university's Profiles of Inclusive Excellence for an in-depth conversation about his work and research. Jolly's research, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health, focuses on understanding gene expression, gene regulation and the host invasion of a parasitic worm that infects over 200 million people worldwide.

Register for the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative's leadership program, the Diversity Leadership Acceleratoron Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18. This year's keynote, "Come If You Want: Reimagining Multicultural Leadership," will be presented by social justice educator Joey Oteng.

Diversity Achievement Awards

Attend the annual Diversity Achievement Awards

The 12th annual Diversity Achievement Awards is Wednesday, May 5, from noon to 1 p.m. Members of the CWRU campus community are encouraged to attend and help OIDEO honor a faculty member, senior leader, student and CWRU department for their inclusion and diversity work. 

Annual Report

OIDEO announces new Diversity Annual Report

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Across Campus, the newly released annual report from the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, highlights diversity initiatives and programs at Case Western Reserve University. The report also features actions taken and programs created in response to the increased national focus on racial justice and race issues.

Donna Brazile

Watch Donna Brazile, 2021 Power of Diversity Lecture Series national speaker

An engaging lecture by Donna Brazile, national speaker for OIDEO's spring 2021 Power of Diversity Lecture Series, is now available on video. Brazile, political strategist and former chair of the Democratic National Committee, appeared via livestream in February and spoke about the potential impact of the increased number of women in Congress.