Vol. 1, Issue 5
SAVE THE DATE: DIVERSITY SERIES Friday, February 1, 2008 at 3 pm
2008 Diversity Management Conference
NEWS AND NOTES
A new study by Dr. Gary J. Gates of the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law revealed a dramatic rise in the number of same-sex couples living in the United States. The report, titled, “Geographic Trends Among Same-Sex Couples in the U.S. Census and the American Community Survey,” showed particular growth in traditionally conservative states in the Midwest, Southern, and Mountain regions.
Relying on data from the United States Census Bureaus American Community Survey, the Williams Institute study found that same-sex couples who identified themselves as unmarried partners has quintupled since 1990, rising from 145,000 to almost 780,000 in the most recent survey. According to the study findings, same-sex couples have grown at a rate 21 times faster than the American average.
DMP Consulting teams – call for interested participants
The DMP Consultants Consortium Program is designed to provide our alumni an opportunity to build their resumes by being a part of a CSU consulting team. This program is two tiered. The first tier is a volunteer opportunity for new grads to partner with experienced grads to offer low cost consulting to area churches and non-profits. After successfully completing five pro bono consultations, grads are eligible for paid consulting opportunities through CSU. Interested grads should fill out the accompanying form and send it and your resume to the email@example.com. Ahmed –see the accompanying form (p. __ of this document)
Where are they now?
Send your update to firstname.lastname@example.org
April Sue Platt, DMP 8, is the new Director of Residence Life at Jackson Community College in Jackson, MI. Platt oversees the general administration of the its first apartment style residence hall, which serves 96 residents. "Given the diverse group of students I work with on a daily basis, DMP has helped with everything from visible to invisible difference as well as age. The DMP program helped me develop my skills in stepping back and asking questions to ensure that I am getting to the issues at hand and not just addressing "the first layer of the onion" so to say." You can contact her at: 517.796.8626 or email@example.com .