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Planning Accreditation Board New Standards Would Eliminate Diversity Measures

Dear URBAN network,
As I'm sure some of you know, the Planning Accreditation Board (which accredits planning schools) is revising their standards, including the elimination of particular metrics around student and faculty diversity. This will be devastating to efforts to recruit and retain students and faculty of color in planning schools.
Please see the forwarded note below from Charisma Acey, Co-Chair of People of Color Interest Group (POCIG) of the Association of...

Director of Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship

APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED Please share with qualified candidates Harvard College is currently seeking applications for the newly established Director of the Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship position. This position will assume primary responsibility for the implementation of an exciting new initiative connecting public service to academic coursework at Harvard College. Qualifications include a Doctoral degree and previous teaching experience along with a demonstrated commitment to public service. The Director of the Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship will provide leadership for this new...

URBAN Member Open Letter in Solidarity with the Students at the University of Missouri

This past weekend, scholars and activists from around the country gathered for the second national URBAN convening, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. (We will be reporting more on this meeting as soon as possible, in an upcoming newsletter.) One of the outcomes of this meeting is an urgent open letter, as members of URBAN, in solidarity with the student protestors at the University of Missouri. Faculty voices are important in informing popular media coverage of the student protests--...

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