Indeed, the concept of ‘race’ as it pertains to human beings is scientifically null and void — but of course, it certainly has a lived, biological reality.
I want to think very creatively and proactively about accelerating faculty diversity through recruitment in order to meet the needs of students in a changing time.
Allowing students of color into the house does not mean that they have the same educational opportunities as their white peers. The students are in arms because they understand this, perhaps even more than administrators.
There need to be leaders in the school and people that can lead by example, so to get those students that are true leaders to be an example for other students is key.
National coverage of the events ultimately leading to the retirement of President Tom Rochon have focused almost exclusively on the race-related aspects of the protests by students.