In The News: Office of Diversity Initiatives

Las Vegas Black Image Magazine
April 8, 2021

There are many treasures in Las Vegas and one most valued notable will soon be retiring from her post: Dr. Barbee Oakes, Chief Diversity Officer for UNLV. Often described as a guru of diversity, equity and inclusion, Oakes has spent four years advancing inclusive programming that makes UNLV one of the most diverse universities in the nation. She has implemented a “Cultural Intelligence Leadership Series” that fosters a culture of inclusive excellence among senior administrators, academic leaders, and faculty.

Las Vegas Black Image Magazine
April 8, 2021

Spring is upon us, and we are grateful to be moving closer to our regular routines while staying safe.

The Nevada Independent
February 24, 2021

State of the University addresses are, traditionally, fairly bland affairs. They are a chance for university presidents to be boosters, to laud the university’s successes and sell the school’s upward trajectory to an audience of administrators, faculty, students and donors. 

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 20, 2021

UNLV is retiring the Hey Reb! mascot, but retaining its Rebels nickname, university president E. Keith Whitfield announced Tuesday afternoon.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
December 21, 2020

Thirteen community-based organizations that support Nevada’s immigrant communities have given out $1 million in funding.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
October 5, 2020

More than a dozen community-based organizations in Nevada that help immigrants will be receiving an additional $516,000. That money will allow them to provide financial assistance to immigrant families.

Las Vegas Sun
September 21, 2020

Brenda Williams had just been hired as the first Black bank teller in Nevada.

Las Vegas Sun
September 21, 2020

Brenda Williams had just been hired as the first Black bank teller in Nevada.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
June 19, 2020

For the Miller family, Hey Reb! holds a special meaning. In 1982, Artist Mike Miller created his version of the University of Nevada Las Vegas mascot.

Yahoo!
June 18, 2020

UNLV is one of the most diverse college campuses in the nation, and now nearly 4,500 people have signed a petition for the university to get a new mascot. 13 Action News Reporter Marissa Kynaston shows how the school is responding to the nation to the nation wide protests

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
June 18, 2020

Over 4,500 people have signed a petition for UNLV to get a new mascot, after the school removed their bronze Hey Reb! statue from campus.

El Tiempo
November 13, 2019

“Change the Subject” is a documentary that shares the story of a group of university students committed to advancing and promoting the rights and dignity of undocumented people.