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Rutgers: Helping Kids Find Their Callings

John Chadwick is the Assistant Managing Editor for Rutgers Today. The Nontraditional Career Resource Center encourages students to look beyond gender when choosing a career. At a middle school in Brick Township, N.J., two eighth-graders developed a presentation that expressed the joys and hardships of their lives in immigrant families….

What's Protected Under ADA Disability Law

Bob Gregg, partner in Boardman Law Firm, shares his roundup of diversity-related legal issues. He can be reached at rgregg@boardmanlawfirm.com. Court allows obesity as perceived disability. In Frank v. Lawrence Union Free School District, the court has allowed an ADA case to proceed to trial on the “perceived disability” of…

Diversity Equals Innovation, Says DiversityInc CEO

By Luke Visconti It makes sense that a properly managed diverse student body will help students relate to a diverse world in an era of exponentially increasing means of communications. But the real story of Rutgers University’s diversity success is enterprise-wide. As a trustee, I’ve seen how superior diversity management…

Employee-Resource Groups' Direct Link to Engagement (VIDEO)

How does the level of engagement increase when employees are members of employee-resource groups (ERGs) At a recent DiversityInc roundtable, Aetna’s Raymond Arroyo, chief diversity officer, shared how a study at Aetna showed that employees who are members of ERGs are “double-digit” more engaged than their coworkers who aren’t ERG…

'Abusive' Workers May Be an Employer's Liability

Bob Gregg, partner in Boardman Law Firm, shares his roundup of diversity-related legal issues. He can be reached at rgregg@boardmanlawfirm.com. Employees must work well with others. A 51-year-old employee was not called back after a layoff; he then applied for and was denied interviews for other open jobs. As a…

Gay Vet Lt. Dan Choi Discharged Under DADT

Update: Iraq war veteran Army Lt. Dan Choihas been honorably discharged,nearly a year and a half after he came out on “The Rachael Maddow Show” to fight for a repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy, the outdated law that bans openly gay and lesbian service members.Afterthe outspoken…

What's Next in the Gay-Marriage Fight

Marriage-equality advocates scored a victory when U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro in Boston struck down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 federal law signed by President Bill Clinton banning the recognition of same-sex marriage by the federal government, as unconstitutional. “This court has determined…

More Black Men Lawyers, But Racial Gap Remains

Is the lack of Black lawyers in the United States cause for concern According to the U.S. Census Bureau, although Blacks account for only 13 percent of the U.S. population, 40 percent of all prisoners in the United States are Black. This lack of representation extends beyond the criminal-justice system…