‘The Maine Question’ podcast asks how diversity strengthens education and community

“How does diversity strengthen education and community?” Find out on the fourth episode of Season Three of “The Maine Question” podcast. 

The death of George Floyd is just one of several incidents that pushed issues of race, diversity and justice to the front burner in 2020. University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy created the Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to address these issues and help the university foster a more inclusive and equitable campus atmosphere.  

Host Ron Lisnet speaks with council co-chairs Kimberly Whitehead, vice president and chief of staff to the president, and Susan McKay, a professor of physics and director of the Center for Research in STEM Education, or RiSEse Center, about efforts, which began this fall, to make UMaine and the education it provides more just and reflective of the diverse world UMaine students will enter.   

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