Dartmouth College Aims to Boost Number of Minority Faculty

dartmouth-picIn a meeting with Dartmouth College faculty, President Phil Hanlon and Provost Carolyn Dever set a goal that within five years 25 percent of the total faculty would be made up of underrepresented minorities or foreign scholars. Currently, 17.5 percent of the faculty are underrepresented minorities or foreign scholars, the same percentage that existed in 2003.

President Hanlon told the assembled faculty, “We are well short of where we need to be.” Dartmouth has committed $1 million to recruit faculty from underrepresented minority groups.

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  1. Higher education institutions that have a long history of practicing institutional racism against Black Americans (e.g., those who physically built these institutions) are so quick to use publicize aggregate data concerning non-White groups(so-called minorities). As a result, these institutions are so inclined to make it appear that significant numbers of ‘minorities’ attend these schools.

    Nothing could be further from the truth for Black Americans who have been consistently treated as second class citizens at these bastions of White liberalism institutions(e.g., Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale, Colgate, Cornell, UPENN, UCLA, etc.). This article is an excellent example of “How to Use Statistics to Lie”.

  2. So very true?
    What is a minority anyway?
    Why not just say Black Americans and be done!
    I am old James Brown guy -just say it loud-Black and Proud.
    Peace, George Munchus

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