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California chief justice says judiciary is more diverse

Mar. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's chief justice on Tuesday praised the racial and gender diversity of judges appointed by former Gov. Jerry Brown and highlighted women in leadership roles in state government. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye noted that more than half of the roughly 600 judges...

The Latest: New Mexico lawmakers call for wage review

Mar. 18, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the wage investigation of Adelante (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Six Democratic lawmakers are voicing their concerns about pay disparities among workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New Mexico. The lawmakers sent a letter to state Attorney...

Program aims to boost faculty diversity at NY state colleges

Mar. 18, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Cuomo administration is launching a program aimed at increasing the diversity of the faculty in the State University of New York system. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the goal of the program called Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Growth is the...

General's family: From segregation to command in 100 years

Mar. 16, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Pvt. Walter Beagles arrived at Camp Jackson, South Carolina, in 1918, an African American draftee in a segregated Army that relegated black soldiers to labor battalions out of a prejudiced notion that they couldn't fight. More than 100 years later, his great-grandson now serves as the...

Workers on Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign have unionized

Mar. 15, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

Workers on Bernie Sanders' 2020 Democratic campaign have unionized, becoming the first presidential campaign staffers in history to do so. Sanders, campaigning in South Carolina on Friday, said he was proud of the distinction. "We cannot just support unions with words, we must back it up with actions," he...

House approves minimum wage parity for disabled workers

Mar. 11, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington House has passed a bill that would require physically or mentally disabled workers to be paid the same minimum wage that other workers in the state receive. The measure passed on a bipartisan 81-17 vote and now heads to the Senate for consideration. Under current law,...

University of Chicago economist is new Yale management dean

Mar. 9, 2019 4:50 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An economist at the University of Chicago has been announced as the next dean of the Yale School of Management. Kerwin Charles is expected to become dean on July 1. Charles has taught since 2005 at the University of Chicago, where he has studied and published on topics including...

Norway's $1 trillion fund to dump oil and gas shares

Mar. 8, 2019 11:06 AM EST

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund, the biggest of its kind in the world, will begin dumping shares in oil and gas companies, but stopped short of barring major producers like ExxonMobil and Chevron. The move was hailed by environmental activists as a sign that the global economy is...

Students pitch solutions to racial segregation in schools

Mar. 2, 2019 10:25 AM EST

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The grown-ups — state officials, lawyers and advocates — have been in talks in Trenton for months, without results so far, to identify solutions to racial segregation, an issue that has dogged New Jersey schools. Some 500 teenagers recently tackled the same thorny issue....

Study: Slow progress in race, gender hires in college sports

Feb. 27, 2019 2:46 PM EST

A diversity report released Wednesday on college sports showed slow, uneven progress in improving racial and gender hiring practices. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics and Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida gave college sports a C+ grade of 77.3 for its overall racial and gender hiring, which is up from 76.7...