Create a free Diverse: Issues In Higher Education account to continue reading

Brown University Announces $100M Plan on Racism, Diversity

PROVIDENCE, R.I. ― Brown University says it plans to spend $100 million over the next decade to address diversity and racism on the campus.

Brown President Christina Paxson unveiled the 19-page draft action plan and thanked students who have called attention in recent months to issues of injustice at the Ivy League school.

The Providence Journal reports the plan outlines steps to create a β€œjust and inclusive campus community.” That includes ways to increase Brown’s racial and ethnic diversity and add race and ethnicity to teaching and research topics.

Earlier this month, about 35 graduate students representing several student organizations demanded Brown administrators increase efforts to improve race relations. Their statement came after a visiting Dartmouth College student was detained while attending a conference for Latino Ivy League students.

A New Track: Fostering Diversity and Equity in Athletics
American sport has always served as a platform for resistance and has been measured and critiqued by how it responds in critical moments of racial and social crises.
Read More
A New Track: Fostering Diversity and Equity in Athletics