minorities

Federal grant boosts MU biomedical diversity program

Oct 31, 2013

MU received a major federal grant Thursday to continue the diversity program in the biomedical science departments.

The minority business advocacy group MOKAN says the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is not doing enough to include local minority and female workers in its sewer upgrade projects.

MOKAN executive director Yaphett El-Amin says her group wants MSD to increase the transparency of its hiring practices and invest at least $23.5 million in worker training programs.