Around the industry: Naval Academy to honor computer science pioneer Grace Hopper

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  • Colorado: The University of Northern Colorado is dissolving its Bias Response Team, choosing instead to consolidate its bias response efforts into one existing complaint process for discrimination and other concerns. It has not been determined how complaints of behavior targeting specific groups will be addressed in the process (Silvy,, 9/7). 
  • Maryland: The United States Naval Academy announced Thursday that it will name its future cyber building after Grace Hopper, a pioneer in the field of computer science and a United States Navy rear admiral. The Hopper Hall cyber facility will be the first building named after a woman at the three main service academies (AP/New York Times, 9/8).
  • Rhode Island: Brown University is stocking free pads and tampons in non-residential restrooms across campus. The items will be available in men's, women's, and gender-inclusive bathrooms in all campus buildings except dorms. "These products are not luxuries, they are necessities, and should be treated as such," the Undergraduate Council of Students, which is responsible for the initiative, said in a statement (Yam, Huffington Post, 9/7). 

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