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Amelia Hoover-Green, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences

Amelia Hoover-Green Named Inaugural Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Download the Philadelphia Racial Justice Syllabus curated by the Drexel University Department of Sociology. Image: Paul Everett, 2011, creative commons.

Philadelphia Racial Justice Syllabus

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As scholars and teachers, we in the liberal arts and sciences are uniquely positioned to examine the causes and effects of racism, homophobia and other injustices, and to offer solutions. Yet we must not remain dispassionately at arm’s length from these issues. In the best Drexel tradition, we are called to engage with them directly, to amplify the voices of the marginalized, to call out the wrongs, and to do everything in our power to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in all of its forms.

The College has taken numerous concrete steps in response. The initial charge of the newly formed Faculty Council, a conduit between the College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) faculty and Dean Norma Bouchard, PhD, is to focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) issues. A new associate deanship responsible for overseeing DEI initiatives has been created. Each of our 13 academic departments and affiliated centers has established diversity councils and/or committees.

CoAS has a proud history of initiatives – faculty research, coursework and more – that seek to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to addressing and alleviating systemic bias within all institutions, and we invite you to join us in these efforts.

Taking Action: Research, Academics and Community

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Psychology R3 Grant to Address Youth Confinement Amid COVID-19

Correctional facilities have emerged as hotspots for the spread of COVID-19, and confined youth face an increased risk of infection. A $95,000 grant has brought together a team of researchers in Drexel’s Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to inform alternatives to confinement for young people caught in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

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A Tale of Two Colleges: Drexel and Stillman Act on Memorandum of Understanding

Drexel University and Stillman College, a historically black university in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, launched a collaboration to create unique opportunities for students from both schools — and expansion plans are already underway.

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Storefront of Harriet's Bookshop located in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood

Drexel MFA Student Opens Harriett’s Bookshop in Fishtown

Harriett’s Bookshop, named in honor of Harriet Tubman, features a monthly literary rotation curated according to a theme — a comingling of new voices and “old voices that are new again,” says owner Jeannine Cook, a community activist and student in Drexel’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program

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Featured Programs

Students, faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences have long collaborated with campus colleagues, forged external partnerships across sectors, and built relationships with community neighbors to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Through our teaching, scholarship and engagement, we continue to explore and implement new ways of reducing injustice. The programs below are a sample of these efforts.

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