Students of Color of Rackham


SCOR Weekly Newsletter

Students of Color of Rackham Newsletter


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Check out our upcoming events and announcements!        




Upcoming SCOR Events & Opportunities:

SCOR Events have commenced for the school year. Thank you for your support. Enjoy your summer! Congratulations to all graduates!


Upcoming events & opportunities on campus:

  1. Munger Graduate Student Residences - Apply NOW!

  2. Michigan Black Alumni & Student Mixer - Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6 pm

  3. Rackham Mentoring Plan Workshop - Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:30-12:30 pm, Rackham Common Room

  4. Rackham Mentoring Plan Workshop - Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:30-12:30 pm, Lurie Engineering Center


Other Opportunities:

  1. Minority Senior Scholarship Program - Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015

  2. May Day March for Justice for Aura Rosser - Friday, May 1, 2015, 6 pm - Liberty Park Plaza

  3. Fitness Fellowship International presents "Saving Black Men" Fun & Fitness Family Health Fair, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 10 am - 2 pm

  4. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Managing Editor Position - Application Deadline: Monday, May 11, 2015

  5. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Future Faculty Career Exploration Program - Application Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015

  6. Ruth Ellis Center Summer Internship 

Michigan Black Alumni & Student Mixer

For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

“Live Outside the Box” at Munger Graduate Residences

"We get to transform what we think of as education. The way I see public health will be changed just by living at Munger."  -Ashley Adams, Master of Public Health, 2016.

Join a community of grad students and professionals outside your field. Live and learn in a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration. Expand your perspective. Build a network for life.

For more information, check out the website  Munger Graduate Residences Apply for residency today!

Rackham Mentoring Plan Workshop

Rackham and its Mentoring Committee, MORE, are sponsoring a Mentoring Plan Workshop. A mentoring plan is a two-way agreement about needs and expectations written by a faculty research mentor and a graduate student mentee. It is an excellent way to establish and support mentor-mentee relationships as the student progresses toward degree completion. The workshop will be held on Monday,  May 11th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Rackham Common Room or on Friday, May 22nd from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms.

The goal of the Mentoring Plan Workshop is to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor (i.e., faculty mentor). The workshop begins from the understanding that the process of working together across different levels of academic experience, as well as differences in personal backgrounds, work styles, and life experiences, is often challenging. Although some aspects of their work together may go very smoothly and easily, there may be other aspects that are uncomfortable or awkward, and could be improved. Students and faculty will have an opportunity, in the context of this workshop, to develop a Mentoring Plan for the successful completion of their graduate program.

Prior to the workshop both faculty and student participants will be asked to complete a brief pre-survey on mentoring. During the workshop, each faculty mentor-student team will create a plan that promotes the student’s academic and professional success – the Mentoring Plan. After the workshop, both may begin implementing the plan and will be sent a post-survey shortly after the workshop and will be sent a second follow-up survey 6 months following the workshop. Information about the pre- and post-workshop surveys will be sent to participants after registration.

Because this program is aimed at the faculty mentor-student working relationship, mentors and students should attend the workshop together. (If a faculty mentor has previously attended, he/she may opt to attend only the mentor-student team meeting time to develop the Mentoring Plan.) Registration is required of both the student and faculty mentor, and we are particularly interested in offering this opportunity to student-faculty pairs at the beginning of their mentoring relationship. We are encouraging Rackham students who could benefit from this workshop to participate with their faculty mentors.

Both faculty mentor and student must register here:

Workshop Schedule:

10:30 am - 11:00 am, Welcome & Introduction

11:00 am – 11:45 am, Small Group Breakout Sessions: (Separate for Mentors and Students)

11:45 am – 12:00 pm, Reassemble for discussion of mentoring plans.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, Time for one-on-one work on mentoring plans.  (Lunch is available.)

For more information, please contact Larry Rowley at 734-647-4566 or

Minority Senior Scholarship Program

The  Minority Senior Scholarship Program (MSSP) at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC will expose medical students from minorities underrepresented in medicine to careers in academic pediatrics. We offer a one month clinical rotation at Children’s National, networking opportunities, community child health experience, and individual mentorship from our faculty and pediatric residents.  We provide a stipend and waive the elective application fee.  Additional funds are available to help students offset the cost of travel and housing.

Program and application information is available at Applications are due by Friday, May 1, 2015.

Please contact Aisha Davis at  with any questions.

May Day “March for Justice” with AA to Ferguson

Join us this Friday, May 1st at 6pm to march in memory of Aura Rosser and in solidarity with all victims of police brutality.

Facebook Link

6-7 pm: March through Ann Arbor. Begin at Liberty Plaza (aka Aura Rosser Plaza) - 255 E. Liberty Street.

7 pm: Solidarity Concert for Aura Rosser’s Family featuring NZ poets, Kadence, Psychedelic Engine, Rebel Kind, and Tunde Olaniran.

“May Day,” International Worker’s Day, commemorates the struggle for a better world of striking immigrant workers that were brutally repressed and murdered by Chicago Police on Haymarket Square in May 1886.

The Haymarket square workers were not the first and Aura Rosser was not the last. Since the beginning of 2015, hundreds of African-Americans were killed by police officers, security guards or vigilantes. This cannot continue with impunity.

Show the authorities that YOU HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN. Forward this to your friends, like us and share the event on Facebook, and come to the march and benefit and BRING A FRIEND WITH YOU.

Let us come together to struggle for a different world. A united people will make police obsolete. No justice! No peace!

#BlackLivesMatter #AA2Ferguson

Fitness Fellowship International presents “Saving Black Men”  Family Fitness Health Fair

Congressional Budget Office Position

We are seeking candidates who have edited publications similar to those produced by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The selected candidate would manage the day-to-day operations of editing and publishing-helping to ensure that CBO's reports are clear and accessible to a broad audience, including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, researchers, and other members of the public - as well as edit publications.

Please visit to view the announcement and apply online.

RIT Future Faculty Career Exploration Program

Future Faculty Career Exploration Program Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2015

The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP) is now accepting applications for the class of 2015. Apply today at  

Program Description:

The FFCEP is a cornerstone of our office's recruitment strategy. It is designed to increase the diversity of faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology. This innovative program is key to RIT's diversity goals, as it attracts scholars nearing the end of their doctoral or MFA studies, as well as post-docs and junior faculty, to visit RIT for a prospective look.

FFCEP allows RIT deans and department chairs to engage with invited scholars in discussions about their academic work and career interests. Participants are able to discover RIT's unique teaching and research philosophies. They can converse with administration about current open faculty positions, or ones that may become available in the near future. If selected to participate in the program, individuals are eligible for an all-expenses-paid trip to visit RIT, located in Rochester, New York.


Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

-- Able to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences. We are primarily interested in applicants of African American, Latin American, American Indian, or Alaskan Native descent, and others who are underrepresented and under-served in teaching professions at RIT.

-- Within one year of receiving, or already received, a Ph.D. or MFA degree, Post-Doctoral assignment or a junior level faculty.

-- Desire a rewarding academic teaching and research career at an exceptional institution.

-- Receiving degrees in disciplines offered at RIT.  For a complete list of programs offered, visit

-- Demonstrate a potential to fill current or anticipated vacancies.

-- Able to travel to Rochester, New York, for the duration of the entire program.

Apply Today!

Application Deadline is Monday, June 1, 2015. Apply at

To be considered for the program, please fill out and submit an online application. You will be required to submit your CV (résumé) and cover letter that includes a contribution to diversity statement.


Email or call 585-475-5775

Ruth Ellis Center Summer Internship

Seeking volunteers for a 6 week Summer Internship program at the Ruth Ellis Center running July 7th - August 13th.

 We are looking for UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN undergraduate, graduate, and alumni to help facilitate and plan workshops, curriculum, and/or to provide administrative support on a volunteer basis at the Center located in Detroit. This is an unparalleled opportunity for queer people of color and allies in the prestigious UofM community to be involved in supporting underserved and under-resourced LGBTQ youth from the Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck communities. Ruth Ellis Center youth participants are predominantly Black and mixed-Black youth, ages 14-22. 

There are two open facilitation opportunities:

  • LGBTQ Peoples of Color History provides a well-rounded scope of the histories of peoples of color in the United States, including the recognition of unsung and popular LGBTQ activists and advocates that have impacted our community.  By providing examples of LGBTQ peoples of color that embraced their identity and engaged in work that inspiring them, we hope to inspire REC youth to find opportunities in their own life to do so.
  • Financial Literacy will provide with the skill set and knowledge base to allow them to secure finances, learn how make budgets, and learn the “ins and outs” of successful banking that will allow for financial well-being.

All of these are excellent opportunities in resume building, community service, working with diverse at-risk populations, and helping to bring the wonderful human capital and resources at UM to those who need it most in Detroit.

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