Over the last several days, we have received new information regarding a Promoting Excellence in Diversity Grant awarded to allow one of our faculty members to bring Jalil Muntaqim to campus.
As a result, the committee has rescinded the grant and no funding will be used to pay the speaker. We are not, however, cancelling the event. Academic freedom allows our faculty to invite guests of their choosing to campus to address our students.
Effective immediately, we will be pausing the PED grant program while a thorough review and revision of the grant application process can take place.
Chief Diversity Officer