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Busting the Model Minority Myth of Asian Americans

The staff writers at BestColleges.Com conducted an interview with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion specialist, Farzana Nayani, on what the model minority myth is, its origin, and the steps society can take to dismantle it.

According to Nayani, the model minority …

By Aaliyah Castleberry
Aaliyah Castleberry Career Consultant Aaliyah Castleberry
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UConn Today- Brave Space: Sarita Arteaga

When Sarita Arteaga, UConn School of Dental Medicine associate dean for students, earned her DMD at the School in 1990, she was the only person of color out of the 38 members in her class.

Today, the School of Dental …

By Courtney Chandler
Courtney Chandler Author at UConn Today
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UConn Today: Winchester Town Manager Is UConn MPA Graduate With Youthful Perspective

The town of Winchester is tucked away in the northwest corner of Connecticut in picturesque Litchfield County. With about 11,000 residents calling it home, over 7,000 live in the more commonly known borough of Winsted, with its tree-lined Main Street, …

By Mike Enright
Mike Enright Deputy Spokesperson
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Student Success Story: UConn’s Sage Phillips Named a Udall Scholar

University of Connecticut rising senior Sage Phillips ’22 (CLAS), a political science and human rights major, has been named a recipient of a prestigious national scholarship for the second time in less than a month.

Phillips has been selected as …

By Mike Enright '88 (CLAS)
Mike Enright '88 (CLAS) Deputy Spokesperson
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4 New Books to Challenge You This Spring

The last year has been characterized by upheaval. Not only have our ways of living and working changed significantly in pandemic conditions, but we’ve also witnessed more widespread (and very necessary) questioning of social norms and political institutions through the …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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What is Ethical Hacking? Everything You Need to Know About Ethical Hacking—With Examples

While hacking is ordinarily considered an illegal activity, ethical hacking involves companies hiring highly trained cybersecurity experts for the express purpose of infiltrating their computer networks, systems, and web applications. The logic behind these simulated cyberattacks is that they enable …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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How to Network Your Way into a UX/UI Design Job

As the field of UX and UI design continues to evolve and grow, it is crucial for those entering into a UX/UI career to get an early start in creating the building blocks for a diverse, active, ever-expanding network. An …

By Simona Galant - Springboard
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Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Pathways to Computing Internship Goes Virtual

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is hosting a 10-week virtual summer intern program that connects undergraduate students with learning opportunities in computer science, computational science, and mathematics. The Pathways to Computing Virtual Internship Program will be offered as a virtual …

By Matt Lakin
Matt Lakin
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50+ Black-Owned and Led Companies for Students to Follow

Dozens of Black-owned and Black-led companies hire students and young alumni. Follow these companies to discover your next career move.

Handshake’s goal has always been to connect students of all backgrounds to meaningful careers and help build diversity in the …

By Handshake
Handshake
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Pioneering the New Field of Regenerative Engineering — And Championing Social Justice

He has established preeminence in science, engineering, medicine, technology and social justice. A master of multiple fields, Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, holds UConn’s highest academic title: University Professor.

Please tell us about yourself and how you got to where you …

By Combined Reports
Combined Reports
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