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HAMMOND | The School City of Hammond is launching a diversity initiative, complete with student and parent assemblies and motivational speakers, a school official said.
Diversity took root in Northwest Indiana more than 100 years ago, when immigrants of many ethnic backgrounds arrived in this region and brought their cultures and traditions. Today, our region’s character remains defined by the diversity of its people.
Saundra Taylor considers herself a people person and always thought during her 34 years at NIPSCO she knew how to communicate with superiors.
At Indiana University Bloomington, only 4 percent of the students claim they are African American or black.
I’ve been a college student for less than a month, and already I can tell the word “diversity” is regular vocabulary on campus.
MERRILLVILLE| Valparaiso resident Michael Rider worked for the fire protection equipment company McDaniel Fire Systems for 33 years until the company suddenly shut down in October.
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VALPARAISO | The city's Advisory Human Relations Council is discussing how the community can welcome Valparaiso University's growing population of diverse students.
VALPARAISO | The president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief called on nearly 700 Valparaiso University graduates to help unite a diverse and deeply divided world.
VALPARAISO | The city's Advisory Human Relations Council is developing a “welcome statement” in response to racially derogatory comments aimed at minorities in the Valparaiso community.
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HOBART | Harry Vande Velde challenged region leaders Thursday to commit to not just talking about diversity and inclusion, but living it.
Thomas L. Keon, chancellor of Purdue University Calumet, receives the Urban League of Northwest Indiana Inc. Development Award for promoting diversity education and communication from Vanessa Allen, president and CEO of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana. The presentation was at Thursday'…
Costa Dillon, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore superintendent, receives the Development in Diversity Award at Thursday's Urban League of Northwest Indiana Inc. Diversity and Inclusion Awards Luncheon in Hobart. With Dillon is Vanessa Allen, president and CEO of the local Urban League.
WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central will continue its Diversity Brownbag Series on March 27 with a presentation about the late baseball player Roberto Clemente, the immense impact he had during his life, and how that influence continues 40 years after his death.
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GARY | Leaders at Urban League of Northwest Indiana say they know there are businesses and organizations in the region embracing diversity and inclusion and they want others to know about it, too.
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