ERIC Number: ED179661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Northwestern University's Recent Alumni: In Black and White.
Pitts, James P.; Ogletree, Kathryn
The results of a survey of 149 black and 258 white Northwestern University alumni who graduated between 1970 and 1973 are presented in this report. The survey focused on the academic and social experiences of black and white students during an era in which blacks were first admitted in significant numbers to a previously all-white elite institution. First, the socioeconomic backgrounds of the respondents are compared by race. Then blacks and whites are compared by self reports of their academic experiences while at Northwestern. Academic major, grades received, and evaluations of their prior academic preparation are included in this discussion. An examination of race relations on campus follows. The extent and types of black-white interracial contact and of intraracial interaction (among blacks) are separately analyzed. The extent of interracial rooming among respondents during their years at Northwestern is also described. In terms of post-college experience, respondents' indications about their desires for interracial social contact after college and data on post graduate schooling and initial jobs of blacks and whites are reviewed. Finally, the current ambience of Northwestern is described with an emphasis on normative conflict and the influence of American achievement and status norms. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wieboldt Foundation of Greater Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.