UPDATE: April 23, 2018

The April 23, 2018 update of the Anti-Racism Action Plan is available on MCC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website, under the “Plans & Policies – Anti-Racism Action Plan” web page. Goals recently achieved include the launch of a web-based portal to facilitate college-wide input on proposed Board policies, interviews of chief diversity officer candidates, and […]

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UPDATE: March 30, 2018

This week, trainers from the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Training Institute hosted training sessions on campus. Nearly 500 MCC employees attended sessions on “Leading for Respect” (for supervisors) and “Respect in the Workplace” (for all employees). The EEOC is the federal agency responsible for enforcing employment discrimination laws. The EEOC’s new training program […]

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UPDATE: February 12, 2018

Updated Diversity, Equity and Inclusion web pages were launched within the college’s website to further centralize information and resources. The web pages include plans, policies, the Bias Incident Response Form and ways to get involved. The February 5, 2018 update of the Anti-Racism Action Plan is accessible through the “Plans & Policies” web page. Goals […]

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UPDATE: February 2, 2018

MCC Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President Lloyd Holmes sent the following email to all MCC students, faculty and staff at approximately 10:15 a.m.: This week, stickers bearing an alt-right meme have appeared in about a half-dozen instances across the Brighton Campus. The meme is racist and widely offensive to those who value diversity and inclusion. It […]

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UPDATE: January 23, 2018

Faculty, staff and administrators attended a webinar, Racist Messages on Campus: Respond, Recover & Rebuild from Vandalism, Symbols & Slurs. The webinar featured the Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group and the Social Justice Training Institute. The webinar examined campus bigotry, ways employees can respond to racist messages in […]

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UPDATE: January 11, 2018

More than 40 faculty and staff members attended “The Marketplace of Ideas: Expression, Censorship, & Protests,” a workshop regarding hate speech and free speech hosted by MCC’s Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project. The workshop featured guest speakers representing academic, legal, and religious perspectives, and explored topics such as the value of free speech, political […]

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UPDATE: January 10, 2018

President’s Staff participated in diversity and inclusion training on Tuesday, January 9. The “Look Beyond the Obvious” workshop was presented by Sady Fischer, diversity and inclusion consultant at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The workshop explored diversity from many personal and relational dimensions giving way for participants to explore personal authenticity, diversity, and inclusion.

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UPDATE: December 6, 2017

At the December 4 MCC Board of Trustees meeting, and in the December 5 issues of the MCC Daily Tribune and Student Tribune, President Kress updated the MCC college community on progress made on MCC’s action plan and SUNY Vice Chancellor Medina’s recommendations.

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UPDATE: November 30, 2017

This morning, more than 200 MCC faculty, staff, students, administrators and community members attended a presentation by Ibram X. Kendi, award-winning author, historian and one of the nation’s most notable scholars of racism. Dr. Kendi gave a presentation based on his book, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, explaining […]

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UPDATE: November 30, 2017

Today via the MCC Daily Tribune, Marketing and Community Relations Department introduced new college letterhead that promotes MCC’s core values of integrity, excellence, empowerment, inclusiveness, collaboration and stewardship. Employees have the option of choosing a standard or customized letterhead version when placing an order with Printing Services. The previous letterhead design will be discontinued as […]

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