1. How a transgender rights legal victory could have national impact: Meggan Sommerville filed a complaint with the Illinois Humans Rights Commission in 2013 against her then employer, Hobby Lobby, for disciplining her for using the women's restroom. In 2019, the Commission ruled Hobby Lobby's bathroom policy was illegal. Hobby Lobby appealed the decision, but Illinois' second district appellate court upheld the ruling. If Hobby Lobby continues to appeal, the case could end up in the Supreme Court.
2. Using data to improve the impact of your DEI programs: Efforts to increase diversity are failing - can data fix that? “AI tools find more potential talent for open roles more efficiently than manual recruiter searches . . . Recruiters can use AI to build rich and up-to-date profiles, even within their own employee database, and identify potential candidates by diversity.”
3. 'Democracy Class Atlanta' pilot program brings civics back to city classroom: Atlanta high schoolers will learn the history of democracy and the importance of local government in a pilot program called Democracy Class Atlanta. The program aims to ensure students are informed when interacting with real-world civic issues, and to make sure they are aware of the political process when it comes time to vote.
(Link: Atlanta Civic Circle)
4. 13-year-old becomes youngest student on Georgia Tech’s campus: Caleb Anderson is an aerospace engineering student, his first day was on Monday - oh, and he's just 13 years old.
5. There is a lack of diversity in patent holders: Patent holders are still largely white, male and wealthy, research shows - and economist Lisa Cook says ‘half of the population’ isn’t getting needs met because of it.
- Kate Billard, Graduate Assistant