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Adding depth to the popular discussion of transgender rights | MIT News
December 17, 2021

In 2016, the state of North Carolina passed bill HB2, a controversial measure that barred most transgender people from using multiple-occupancy public restrooms.  The legislation mandated that access for people was “based on their biological sex,” and relied on a particular and contested definition of gender, namely, “the condition of being male or female” as stated on a birth certificate. North Carolina did...

Mentorship programs for underrepresented applicants strive to increase graduate diversity at MIT | MIT News
November 14, 2021

Graduate students from a range of departments and programs at MIT have launched application assistance programs targeting student applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.  The Graduate Application Assistance Programs (GAAPs) are run by volunteer graduate students and recent alumni dedicated to increasing diversity in their programs. Last year, GAAP mentors reached out to as many as 1,000 MIT applicants from...

MIT Press announces Grant Program for Diverse Voices | MIT News
November 10, 2021

In keeping with its mission and longstanding commitment to grow diversity in the ranks of published authors, the MIT Press has announced the launch of the Grant Program for Diverse Voices. The initiative will expand funding for new work by authors whose voices have been excluded and chronically underrepresented across the arts, humanities, and sciences. The grant program will be supported by the press’s existing Fund for...

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