Breaking down barriers: First-gen pride and the quest for a brighter future
The Fox Focus team spoke with three first-generation students in the Fox School about their experiences and what that identity means to them.
Reflections on Juneteenth
Patricia S. Terry is currently the assistant director of Curriculum Management & Assessment at the Fox School of Business and serves as the Chair of the Fox/STHM School’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council. Patricia is a Temple alumna and earned her BA from the College of Liberal Arts. She is currently in pursuit of a graduate […]
Advance DEI in academia with these five tips
DEI workshop offers PhD students some key considerations when writing diversity statements. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is important in all industries, including academia. To emphasize that point, most future academics are now asked to answer a DEI-focused question when applying to jobs at universities. Termed a diversity statement, this is an opportunity for doctoral […]
Temple to host launch of national NABA inclusivity campaign, March 24-25
PHILADELPHIA, MARCH 3, 2022 — On March 24-25, 2022, Temple University will host the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) President Guylaine Saint Juste at the Fox School of Business to launch NABA’s nation-wide inclusivity campaign. “What better place to start this tour than the City of Brotherly love?” says President Saint Juste. “We have […]
‘I want to provide more opportunities for people like myself’ DEI Council student members discuss plans for the future
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama For the student members of the Fox School and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion […]
Fox and STHM launch DEI Council
Group will lead the charge in ensuring that DEI efforts are at core of schools’ mission PHILADELPHIA, February 7, 2022 — In our ongoing efforts to deepen our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the Fox School and School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) launched a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council in […]
2021: Now What?
Change drives research. Research drives change. As science and research guided us through the COVID-19 pandemic with public health best practices and innovative vaccines, so can business research guide industry in our next steps. With evidence-based insights, researchers at Temple University’s Fox School of Business offer solutions to the question we’re all asking: Now what? […]
Elevating the classroom experience for all
All the lesson planning, preparation, research, grading and feedback. Why do we do it? What’s it all for? Our students—the minds, voices and professionals of the future—are the reason for all of that time and effort. However, it can all mean very little if there are barriers separating the valuable information you have to offer […]
Making the art of dance more accessible
Dawn States, MFA ’20, has made it their mission to center disabled dancers in performing arts spaces through opening the Dawn States Company. The Dawn States Company is invested in breaking down stereotypes and showing everyone that there are no limitations in expression. The company has ultimately found ways to make ballet and dance more […]
The Fox School launches a Center for Ethics, Diversity and Workplace Culture
The Center for Ethics, Diversity and Workplace Culture (CEDWC) is the brainchild of Leora Eisenstadt, associate professor in the Department of Legal Studies at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. The center, which soft-launched in Spring 2020, will be a hub for research, dialogue and innovation. To get a sense of the past, […]
What Juneteenth means to the Fox community
A combination of “June” and “nineteenth,” Juneteenth marks the day that enslaved Africans in Texas were finally told they were free—two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. While much has changed for Black Americans in the United States, including the recent passing of a bill from Congress recognizing Juneteenth as […]
On the ‘business of Pride’
Corporate sponsorship of Pride Month, often seen in the form of rainbow logos or Pride-themed merchandise, is an aspect of the monthly celebration that has caught the attention of many in recent years—for better or worse.
To discuss the benefits, opportunities and challenges of corporate-sponsored Pride, we spoke to Jeffrey Boles, associate professor and chair of the Legal Studies Department at the Fox School of Business.
From breaking news to making news
Former VP of News Anzio Williams now leads NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations’ DEI efforts Anzio Williams, MBA ’20, remembers the first time he ever stepped foot in a newsroom. He was a sophomore at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University who was stoked to have scored an internship at WFMY-TV, a CBS-affiliated television […]
Two-time Temple grad finds success in supporting community
Kourtney Thompson is on the path from student leader to business leader. This week, Thompson, a Harrisburg native, will graduate from the Fox School of Business with a Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (IME). Since coming to Temple in 2015 as an undergraduate at the Klein College of Media and Communication, Thompson […]
Making accessibility accessible for the hospitality industry
In the two years preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 27 million travelers with disabilities took a total of 81 million trips, spending $58.7 billion on their own travel alone. “One of the things I’ve discovered getting my foot in the door of the hospitality industry is that accessibility often feels like a burden for […]