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MIT to launch diversity and inclusion site this month

Building on the momentum established at the Diversity Leadership Congress in November, MIT will launch a new web site dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion at the Institute.

The site, "Diversity and Inclusion," will be located at and will debut on Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The site will feature congress proceedings -- a compilation of notes from the small group discussions; a summary of congress feedback drawn from survey data; and an overview from Provost L. Rafael Reif's diversity report to the Corporation last month.

The site will also include a link to a webcast of the congress and slides from a presentation given at last month's Administrative Council in which executives from General Electric presented their business case for diversity along with specific diversity and inclusion practices.

The site will also allow users to register to receive e-mails on the topics of diversity and inclusion and will encourage suggestions for additional links to expand the new campus-wide diversity site.

More than 300 academic, administrative and student leaders gathered Nov. 18 for the Diversity Leadership Congress, which offered an opportunity to accelerate MIT's long-standing efforts at promoting diversity and inclusion by inspiring and supporting those most responsible for creating such a culture.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 14, 2009 (download PDF).

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