Published: Dec 16, 2009
By the end of 2009, Harvard will have joined the growing number of universities instituting a Diversity Officer to look at their faculty and staff diversity ratio. Effective December 30, Tuft's Executive Director of Institutional diversity, Lisa M. Coleman will join Harvard as Chief Diversity Officer.
The announcement comes on the heels of many months of diversity-related controversies at Harvard including then-President Larry Summers comment about women having a less aptitude for science and math, and recent cases of racial profiling by the university's police.
While the last few years have seen the ranks for women and minorities rise among Harvard's faculty--female faculty grew by 16% while minority faculty grew by 23% since 2003--the accompanying controversies have ended up downplaying these efforts. It will now be up to Ms. Coleman to do some damage control.
A year ago, two of my best friends—a married couple, in their 30s, with children—decided to quit their jobs and spend some time doing volunteer work. After a lot of research and deliberation, they chose an intentional community in Georgia where they would be able to work with refugees.
Job creation is one of the key reasons cited by President Trump for pulling out of the Paris Agreement.
Specifically, coal jobs:
"The current agreement effectively blocks the development of clean coal in America," the President said in his remarks announcing the decision.
In recent years, green has proved a popular concept among consumers,with many buyers, especially the millennial set, ready and willing to pay more for sustainable, environmentally friendly products. That’s contributed to the rise of careers in corporate sustainability, with employees who hold these jobs managing production and facilities to ensure the least wasteful business practices are used.
Going to law school isn’t—or at least shouldn’t be—something you decide to do suddenly or aimlessly. Such a commitment of time, money, and effort should be taken on only after much deliberation and preparation, especially since your career and your future are at issue.
Fintech is one of the fastest-growing and competitive industries at the moment, which of course means there’s a whole lot of work to be done. Those who are interested in a career in fintech will have a variety of options to choose from, and will enjoy the excitement of a rapidly growing industry.