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DEI for Global Society Final Reflection

What a semester and a privilege to immerse myself and learn about the many facets of diversity and the principles of inclusion and equity. Taking this class, Diversity and Inclusion for a Global Society, has radically changed my perspectives and outlook on DEI. I am a little bit wiser in that I now have a …

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Data Governance, Management and Protection in Higher Education

We are bombarded with data. Higher education institutions have no shortages of data and experience daily influxes from diverse streams. From confidential student and institutional information to sensitive research data sets, it becomes increasingly crucial that higher education institutions enforce and regulate stringent data protocols and practices to ensure proper data control, data management, data …

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All about Intersectionality

  Intersectionality Background Intersectionality was first coined and popularized by scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989 to portray the intersection of different classification factors and how they interplay, compound and magnify different stereotypes and oppressions that significantly impact a person’s life.  Specifically,  “Intersectionality refers to the simultaneous experience of categorical and hierarchical classifications including but not …

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Together we achieve more

We are all in this together. Endless opportunities and possibilities surround us, yet we continue to choose to limit ourselves to the sidewalk of familiarity. The time is up for playing it safe on the sidelines, we must intentionally ascend the bridge of opportunity and leverage the lanes of success to achieve more together. The …

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Stereotype Threat

  Introduction Stereotypes can significantly impact the way we live and engage with other social beings. It is important to understand what information stereotypes communicate to us and how this information impact our communication and interaction with each other. A stereotype is referred to as “a standardized mental picture that is held in common by …

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Introductory Blog

Hello everyone! My name is Kimberly Harry and I am a third-year Ph.D. student in Industrial and Systems Engineering. I go by she/her/hers. Currently, I work as a GRA for my advisor in the department. On campus, I am a facilitator for the VT PEERS (Virginia Tech Partnering with Educators and Engineers in Rural Schools) …

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