The National Institutes of Health has awarded San Francisco State University a $17 million grant to work on improving diversity in the field of biomedical research.
Long after most journalists were ushered out of Apple’s launch event Tuesday, one stuck around to take the first group photo of the company’s new and super-secretive Industrial Design team.
Facebook donated $10,000 to the re-election campaign of a Utah politician who’s fighting to keep gay marriage out of his state.
Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley’s economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.
CEO Jeremy Stoppelman didn’t seem disturbed as he sat down to discuss Yelp’s evolution in the 10 years since he began working on a way for people to share recommendations about local merchants with Russ Simmons, a fellow engineer he met while working at PayPal.
Saying it has “a lot of work to do” when it comes to diversity, Twitter released information about the diversity of its workforce on Wednesday. The numbers reveal most employees of the social networking giant are male, and predominantly white or Asian.
Calls for Twitter to publicly release its workforce demographic numbers are being waged in an online campaign waged on Twitter itself.
Latinos now make up 38 percent of California’s population and Asians have become the fastest growing minority group in the nation, according to US Census Bureau numbers released Thursday.
Watch any episode of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and you’ll see four white male techies, and one Pakistani-born programmer, and that’s an example of why the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition is in the Bay Area this week at eBay and Google shareholder meetings, to make a case for more blacks, women, and other minorities in the real Silicon Valley.
Students at the University of California, Davis, have cancelled plans for a drinking party dubbed Cinco de Drinko, after protesters called it racially insensitive.