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ARROW establishes new diversity group, plans Sept. 24 networking event

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The Diversity and Ethnic Relations Committee recently established the MUSC ARROW Initiative (Advancement, Recruitment, and Retention of Women — formerly Women Scholars Initiative). The group, which is open to all minority women faculty and staff across all the colleges, will serve as the campus’ voice for women of underrepresented ethnic minorities working in academia.

DERC’s mission is to retain and promote underrepresented women scholars through research-related resources, collaborations, social support, visibility, and professional development. The group envisions DERC to be a productive, collaborative, fun, and dedicated group of women who participate in activities that bolster their own professional success as well as the success of those around them. For more information about our group, visit

ARROW expects the visibility of DERC women and DERC group accomplishments will help advance underrepresented women scholars and help MUSC reach a critical mass of women of color in academic and research efforts.

To help with campus awareness, DERC is planning its first social networking event at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Halo restaurant, 170 Ashley Avenue. Food and drink specials will be included. All are welcome to participate and join.

For information, contact Cristina López, DERC chair, at lopezcm@musc.

September 5, 2014



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