Duke University to Study How It Deals With Bias and Hate on Campus

dukeuniversitylogoRichard H. Brodhead, president of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has announced the formation of a Task Force on Bias and Hate Issues. The task force will be charged with a broad review of Duke’s policies, practices and culture as they pertain to bias and hate in the Duke student experience. Specifically, the task force will:

  • Consider whether Duke’s institutional policies should have specific mention of bias and hate;
  • Consider issues related to communications of incidents of intolerance; and
  • Make recommendations for achieving greater transparency in the handling of issues of intolerance.

The task force will make its first report to the president by April 2016.

In his message to the Duke community, President Brodhead wrote, “While administrative actions cannot solve all the problems we face, I believe that this task force will be a positive step in creating a productive dialogue about the ways we can change Duke for the better.”

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