By Natalie Lu
UC Berkeley’s Graduate Diversity Pilot Program awarded a total of $1.5 million in grants to nine university departments, according to an Oct. 1 announcement from the campus graduate division.
Established in July, the Graduate Diversity Pilot Program provides funding to “improve departmental climates” for all students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows in an effort to increase diversity, equity and inclusion on campus, according to the announcement.
“The racial, ethnic and cultural demographics of the nation, and especially California, are changing dramatically and it’s important that our student body reflect this,” said Denzil Streete, assistant dean for diversity of the campus graduate division, in an email. “Even more important is the fact that the participation of diverse voices and experiences enhances innovation and outcomes.”
Departments that have received up to $175,000 in four-year grants include the chemistry, architecture, comparative literature, geography, history, integrative biology, linguistics and sociology departments, as well as the campus School of Information...
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