6/22: Trustees appoint oversight group on racism, bias; Diversity roundtable discussion on June 30; Plans for students who must remain home

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Board of Trustees appoints oversight group on racism, bias and community safety

In support of Penn State President Eric Barron’s commitment to address both the immediate issues and longstanding problems of racism, bias and intolerance, the Board of Trustees will establish an oversight group whose charge will be to hear regular updates from the newly formed Select Penn State Presidential Commission on Racism, Bias and Community Safety.  Full story

Diversity roundtable to explore race, campus and workplace climate

In a new series of roundtable conversations titled “Toward Racial Equity at Penn State: Social Difference, Social Equity and Social Change,” University leaders aim to engage the Penn State community in dialogue to advance greater equity and inclusion for students, faculty and staff from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.  Full story

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Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on air quality

Researchers are providing informed commentary on the impacts of the coronavrus pandemic on improvements in air quality. With a decline in travel due to COVID-19 restrictions, the atmosphere has responded with significant short-term improvements in air quality.  Full story

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