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Diversity Initiatives In The News

Apr 20, 2017

UNLV takes the wraps off this week on a new one-stop multicultural resource center that’s intended to serve one of the most diverse student populations in the country.

Jun 20, 2016

With 40 million visitors a year, Las Vegas’ economy is driven by tourist-- just like Orlando.

Jan 26, 2016

UNLV launched a campus-wide initiative to fight sexual assault and dating violence.

Jan 25, 2016

UNLV President Len Jessup is pledging to end violence on campus.

Dec 1, 2015

Neither UNLV's Rebel nickname nor its Hey Reb! mascot have ties to the Confederacy, according to a report released Monday by the university.

Nov 30, 2015

UNLV President Len Jessup says the school needs to keep "Rebels" as its nickname after new research concluded it's not a reference to the Confederacy.

Nov 30, 2015

UNLV President Len Jessup today announced his support for the university’s Rebels nickname and mascot, despite recent protests by students who assert they are symbols of racism.

Nov 24, 2015

The controversy about UNLV’s Hey Reb! school mascot heated up anew at a student rally on Nov. 17. The rally—a show of solidarity with students at the University of Missouri and students at campuses all over the country who are using the hashtag #BlackOnCampus to discuss overt and subtle forms of racism—became a public forum for continued debate about the Confederate origin of the Rebel mascot. Students at the rally asked UNLV President Len Jessup to revisit the issue of changing the school’s mascot – something that has been a frequent issue during UNLV’s history.

Nov 23, 2015

For weeks, high-profile protests at college campuses across the country have forced schools to have uncomfortable conversations about race and diversity.

Nov 18, 2015

The combustible issue of race on college campuses arrived in Las Vegas on a sunny November afternoon. Yesterday, November 18, UNLV administrators, staff, faculty and students spoke their minds at a protest and a town hall discussion.

Nov 18, 2015

Ever since racial tensions escalated on the University of Missouri's campus to the point where students protested, the school's football team refused to play a game, and the school president resigned -- race relations have been at in the forefront for many universities across the country.

Nov 18, 2015

UNLV President Len Jessup got ready for an anti-racism student rally Tuesday by vowing he'd attend and issuing a carefully worded news release detailing the university’s accomplishments in diversity.

Oct 9, 2015

"Demographically, multiracial Americans are younger--and strikingly so--than the country as a whole. According to Pew Research Center analysis of the 2013 American Community Survey, the median age of all multiracial Americans is 19, compared with 38 for single-race Americans," according to Pew Research.

Sep 14, 2015

Like many students at the College of Southern Nevada, Brenda Romero goes to class, studies regularly and finds time for extracurricular activities.

Sep 10, 2015

UNLV is now in a tie for the second most racially and ethnically diverse campus of its kind in the country.

Sep 10, 2015

UNLV has been named the second-most racially and ethnically diverse campus of its kind in the nation.

Sep 10, 2015

UNLV was named the second-most racially and ethnically diverse campus in a national ranking.

Sep 9, 2015

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is now in a tie for the second-most racially and ethnically diverse campus of its kind in the country.