This website is a centralized list of resources, petitions, and concrete actions being put forward by concerned students, alumni, faculty, and staff at Carnegie Mellon University. (Have something to include?)
"There is genuine desire across the institution to embrace a more inclusive and respectful climate, but desire without collective action is not the Carnegie Mellon way."
Hold the CMU Student(s) who Vandalized The Fence Accountable, a petition to push administration to commit to holding accountable those responsible for the vandalization of the fence on the first day of classes during the Fall 2020 semester. [Update 9/2: In an email to the CMU community, President Jahanian confirmed that "At this point in time, we have not been able to determine the person(s) responsible, including whether that person is a member of the CMU community, but we are committed to pursuing all leads." This Tartan article provides additional context.]
Structural Racism and Police Violence Resources, submitted by a CMU professor with the following note: "The work of social and behavioral scientists is crucial in helping to dismantle mechanisms of discrimination, oppression, and violence and create a radically improved society. Here you’ll find a range of resources based on social and behavioral science for researchers, instructors, students, policymakers—as well as the general public— to help you educate, inform, research and learn."
Higher Ed’s Toothless Response to the Killing of George Floyd, written by Dietrich Professors Jason England and Richard Purcell
Full Report of the CMU Task Force on Campus Climate, a 2019 report that, "make[s] specific recommendations to support a climate that is more diverse, inclusive, fair and respectful."
Understanding the Barriers to Diversifying CMU Faculty and Recommendations for Improving Diversity: A Focus on Under-Represented Minority and Female Faculty, a 2018 report by Drs. Linda Babcock (Dietrich Professor, Social and Decision Sciences Department Head) and Rosalind Chow (Tepper Professor)
Cancel classes for the 2020 election, a petition to "ensure that [CMU's] student, faculty and administrative bodies need not make the choice between academic life and casting a vote on November 3rd." [Update 10/15: In a community email from Provost Garrett, CMU declined to cancel classes. "After consulting with our deans and academic leadership, we have decided not to cancel classes. However, our expectation is that maximum flexibility be extended to students, faculty and staff on Election Day, including cancelling non-election related events and assuring that no academic deadlines fall on the day."]
CMU 'bent over backwards': A maskless Grenell spreads misinformation, an article in The Tartan about pushback against Grenell's recent behavior. Previous coverage in The Tartan includes two different articles on his involvment with events in IPS, two distinct editorials questioning the morality of his hiring, as well as previous reporting on the CMU community's reaction to his controversial hire.
What to do about Richard Grenell? Confronting Racism in our Midst, a blog post by SCS Professor Jonathan Aldrich addressing the background and context of Grenell's hiring, his behavior as a CMU Senior Fellow, and how future faculty and staff appointments should be reviewed.
2020 MHCI Cohort Requests and Thoughts Resulting from Racial Injustice, Diversity and Inclusion, and Design Ethics, which secured commitments from MHCI to increase the visibility of application fee waivers as well as a review of possible program-specific financial aid.
Critical Race Theory for HCI, a 2020 paper written in part by Alexandra To (HCI Doctoral Student)