Our Department recently created Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The DEI committee has been meeting weekly since the beginning of August 2020, and is working on turning the feedback and valuable ideas that came out of our first Town Hall, but also the subsequent discussions among undergraduate and graduate students, into specific policy recommendations. It consists of two undergraduate students (Dahiana Peña and Monique Slowly), two graduate students (Sergio Bernal-Garcia and Beka Stecky), one postdoc (Ana Pessoa Pinharanda), and four faculty members (Erin Barnhart, Martin Chalfie, John Hunt, and Lili Yamasaki), and is chaired by Martin Chalfie. Over the course of this semester, the committee will be in touch about further town halls, surveys, and other events, and will be reporting back to the department on a somewhat regular basis. We will also be adding information about resources and events to this webpage. Many thanks to everybody who has contributed to our DEI efforts so far – inside and outside the committee – for their hard work.
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