Media Releases

Bridging the Achievement Gap Leading researchers from Vanderbilt University and other educational thought leaders have banded together to develop real world strategies for educators who strive to close the academic achievement gaps that persist among children of various racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Please check out this brief video clip about the Bridging the Achievement Gap seminar held at Vanderbilt which features, among others, Dr.
 
Fisher v. University of Texas Case Panel Discussion Date: Tuesday, October 23rd 2012 Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm Location:  Saxbe Auditorium, Drinko Hall Please RSVP here to secure your attendance. 
 
Charles Noble will be speaking to a group of fellows from Senator Ray Miller’s Progressive Leadership Academy about the background, implications, and The Kirwan Institute’s position on the U.S. Supreme Court case, Fisher v. Texas. The event is being held at the Ohio State House this Tuesday, October 16 at 5:30 pm, and is co-sponsored by Senators Charleta Tavares and Ray Miller, in conjunction with the Progressive Leadership Academy. This event is not open to the public. 
 
The Kirwan Institute is pleased to recognize the official launch of Intergroup Resources on September 23, 2012.  Intergroup Resources is an online resource center that seeks to strengthen intergroup relations for social justice by sharing materials, tools, and lessons learned from organizers around the United States.  With support from the Kirwan Institute, the Intergroup Resources research team sought to identify and analyze the programs and materials groups have used to engage com
 
  A National Coalition of Black Male Achievement Initiatives urges the Supreme Court to uphold the admissions procedures of the University of Texas at Austin (UT) COLUMBUS, OH, AUGUST 13, 2012 – Today a national Coalition of Black Male Achievement Initiatives (BMI) filed an amicus (“friend of the Court”) brief at the United States Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas, a high profile college admissions case to be heard by the Court next term.  
 
Series of Trainings Aims to Identify and Support African American Parent Leaders
 
When: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 3:30pm – 5:00pm Where: Wexner Center Film/Video Theater, 1871 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
 
Institute’s Work Mirrors Director’s Own Story of Success By Monica DeMegio, published in All Rise, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law magazine, Sharon Davies has been an assistant U.S. attorney, respected scholar, and accomplished author. Now, she hopes to transform society’s views on race and ethnicity through a new role.
 
Small Business, Big Political Talk Featured expert: Jason Reece, research director at Kirwan Institute at The Ohio State University.
 
The Myth Surrounding Marriage and Black Women Marc Steiner Show, NPR WEAA – 88.9December 10, 2011 Featured expert: Angela Stanley, researcher at Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University.  
 
Kirwan Institute offers housing recommendations Galveston Daily News – News story March 1, 2012 Featured experts: Jason Reece, Christy Rogers, Matthew Martin, Sarah Lawson, Jonathan Lee, and Avrita Singh Almost four years after the destruction of Hurricane Ike, the shortage of affordable housing in Galveston remains a major challenge to recovery.
 
Most of Brand Whitlock’s ex-residents staying in Toledo Toledo Blade Daily Newspaper – News Story February 27, 2012 Featured expert: Jason Reece, research director at Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University.
 
Almost four years after the destruction of Hurricane Ike, the shortage of affordable housing in Galveston remains a major challenge to recovery. The city of Galveston has a great need to replace its demolished affordable housing stock. Galveston’s “base” of pre-hurricane affordable housing units is relatively small compared to other regions in the U.S., and post-hurricane displacement of low-income families and especially families of color has been extensive.
 
Poverty expanding beyond urban core: Leaders presented new data on issues affecting the region News story By Mark Ferenchik Featured expert: Jason Reece, senior researcher at Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University.
 
Black, Female and Single New York Times – Op EdDecember 10, 2011 Featured expert: Op Ed written by Angela Stanley, researcher at Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University.  
 
Professor Sharon L. Davies has been selected as the next director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, replacing founding executive director john powell, who leaves the institute’s top leadership position at the end of December.
 
One-of-a-kind research to inform the discussion of Columbus’ and Franklin County’s community development capacity and strategy. Register now