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For years, Allison BrckaLorenz has studied faculty teaching behaviors with the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement, a project at the Center for Postsecondary Research. She started to think about faculty motivations for teaching – and how to improve the environments in which they teach.

Carl Darnell, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, has been appointed Director of the Hudson & Holland Scholars Program at Indiana University. The Hudson & Holland Scholars Program (HHSP) is a scholarship and academic support program for high-achieving underrepresented minorities.

Underrepresentation in higher education faculty, experiences of Black female law students and college choice experiences of Black women are just three of many critical topics that eight soon-to-be graduates of the Higher Education and Student Affairs program have focused their research on.

As the nation continues to grapple with righting the wrongs from racial injustice, a new community theatre project—the Bloomington City Wide Youth Theatre Collective—hopes to provide a space for youth voices to address these issues.

For the past several years, Professor Joel Wong has researched the psychology of encouragement. With a new study, he hopes to understand the power of encouragement for Black college students as a means of social support – and a tool to disrupt the negative effects of racism.

A new scholarship at the IU School of Education will honor Elder Watson Diggs, the first African American to graduate from the school in 1916. The scholarship is a partnership with the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., an organization Diggs co-founded.

Throughout his time in academia, Ph.D. student Nelson Zounlome experienced several forms of gendered racism. But he also experienced the transformative power of culturally responsive practices that foster comprehensive wellness among groups with marginalized identities. In that spirit, Zounlome created a workbook as a resource of support for students of color.

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