University’s Call To Action to Address Racism

By Taylor Howard

The university announced Monday that they will be initiating a series of actions and policy reforms to begin dismantling systemic racism and injustices on campus. 

A part of the initiative includes the Chancellor’s Research Program to address racism and social justice. 

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation will invest $2 million dollars annually to “support competitively awarded tenure/tenure-track faculty grants, an annual symposium of funded projects and an ongoing lecture series.”

The proposals for the program will focus on systemic racism and social justice, law enforcement and criminal justice reform and disparities in health and health care. 

More information will be sent out in the upcoming weeks, however, the first call for research will be coming in the upcoming fall semester.