The candidates were then asked a series of probing questions about their knowledge of current initiatives for diversity on campus and their plans to enhance the experiences of underrepresented individuals.
” It is certainly difficult to guarantee that a diverse group of candidates will be available and suitable to hire, and BC has made progress in the past couple of years in hiring a high proportion of AHANA faculty.”
In interviews this week, student leaders indicated that they wonder whether the administration can meet its proposals by implementing concrete changes.
Jackie Jenkins Scott, former president of Wheelock College, believes that when universities use the word “we,” many marginalized groups are not included in this “we.”
“Regardless of what this administration believes, diversity is what already does, and always will, make this country great.”
“While it is possible that plans to foster greater diversity could be contained in other individual sections of the plan, it is imperative that this goal be one of the foremost considerations for the University in its planning initiatives moving forward.”