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Recode Daily: Uber’s new diversity officer suddenly has his hands full

In the middle of a crisis, Bernard Coleman III has to produce the diversity data the company never wanted to release.

Ubers diversity officer, Bernard Coleman III, joined the company just last month. Now, amid the furor over reports of sexual harassment, unresponsive management and a frat-boy culture, he is tasked with producing a diversity report long resisted by CEO Travis Kalanick. — [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

Among all the appalling allegations of sexism and harassment in former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s bombshell essay, the most absurd, WTF illustration of a toxic workplace was the leather jacket episode. — [Kara Swisher / Recode]

President Trump rescinded Obama-administration guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary. Apple quickly condemned the decision. — [Jeremy W. Peters, Jo Becker and Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times]

Tesla reported mixed Q4 results and announced that CFO Jason Wheeler will be leaving. Former CFO Deepak Ahuja will return to replace him. CEO Elon Musk also said the company may build as many as three more Gigafactories. — [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

Apples new spaceship campus now has a name (Apple Park), a move-in date (April), a tribute to its late co-founder (the Steve Jobs Theater) and a host of architectural bragging points (like being home to “the world’s largest naturally ventilated building”). — [Dan Frommer / Recode]

Fast-growing Snap, which has cobbled together a series of offices in beachfront Venice, Calif., instead of moving to a big, corporate campus, is driving some of its neighbors crazy. — [Sarah Frier / Bloomberg]

On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, screenwriter Scott Frank says “Logan,” his dark sendoff for Hugh Jackman’s iconic “X-Men” character, is a superhero movie for people — like him — who don’t like superhero movies. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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