Chicago State President, Women’s Employment Nonprofit Talk Racial Equity In Higher Ed

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A saying is painted on the edge of a bench as two students depart the student union on the campus of Chicago State University Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Chicago. The ongoing state budget crisis has prompted Chicago State University to send out letters telling its 900 employees that they could be laid off. It is not clear how many employees could be laid off but under federal law, employers with more than 100 employees must give 60 days notice of possible layoffs to all their workers. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Associated Press
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A saying is painted on the edge of a bench as two students depart the student union on the campus of Chicago State University Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Chicago. The ongoing state budget crisis has prompted Chicago State University to send out letters telling its 900 employees that they could be laid off. It is not clear how many employees could be laid off but under federal law, employers with more than 100 employees must give 60 days notice of possible layoffs to all their workers. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Associated Press

Chicago State President, Women’s Employment Nonprofit Talk Racial Equity In Higher Ed

A 34% dip in Black enrollment in Illinois colleges and universities suggests that higher education in the state is not equitable.

Reset checks in with an educator and a leader at a women’s employment nonprofit who are working together to offer solutions.

GUESTS: Zaldwaynaka “Z” Scott, president of Chicago State University

Christina Warden, director of policy at Women Employed