In Rhode Island, Brown University has announced that it will use one-hundred million dollars to diversify its campus, to try to make the school more inclusive for students of color. This comes after weeks of protests over racial insensitivity on campuses across the country.
Brown University President Christina Paxson is out with a plan to address racial and class inequity on campus.
In an open letter to students and faculty, Paxson said the plan is a first draft, and she will seek further input from the college community. She’s calling doubling the faculty of color, expanding mentorship programs for students of color and first-generation college students, and increasing class offerings dedicated to issues of race.
The announcements come after student rallies and open letters to the administration, calling the school environment inhospitable to people of color.
A final plan is expected to be released by the end of this semester.
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