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ERIC Number: EJ818957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Approaching Diversity from the Top Down
Anyaso, Hilary Hurd
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v25 n18 p20-21 Oct 2008
The City College of New York (CCNY) is one of the most diverse campuses in the country--approximately 90 foreign languages are spoken on campus. Educating recent high school graduates to working adults, CCNY also ranks among the leading schools conferring bachelor's degrees to African-Americans. The University of Maryland, College Park, celebrated the fact that African-American students earned 40 doctorates this year, the largest number in the school's history. In addition, over the past three years 46 percent of faculty hires have been women and 34 percent to minorities. And the University of Virginia, long recognized as a leader in educating minority students, tied Columbia University among top-rated universities this year for enrolling the highest percentage of African-American students, at 11.4 percent, and the university also announced this spring that for the 14th straight year, its African-American students posted the highest graduation rate, 83 percent, among those at all flagship state universities. In this interview, university presidents Dr. John T. Casteen of the University of Virginia, Dr. C. D. Mote Jr. of the University of Maryland, College Park, and Dr. Gregory H. Williams of CCNY talk about recruiting and retaining diverse populations as well as the diversity challenges that remain at their respective institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland; New York; Virginia