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Archive for 'Social Class'

Deepening the Discussion

The Eastman School of Music joins with the rest of the University in its desire to create a more diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, students, and staff. Our diversity committee has begun to engage with certain issues, such as defining diversity within a music-school context, developing strategies for more inclusive faculty searches, and considering […]

How will the Economic Crisis Affect Campus Diversity?

The financial crisis has forced many lenders to stop making student loans and the endowments of even the wealthiest institutions have suffered. The Wall Street Journal cited a 22% drop in Harvard University”s endowment forcing tough decisions about spending. Many parents who have invested in 529 plans (tied to stock market returns) to fund college […]

Turning the Gaze on Our Institution

I have been thinking about an important move we have made at Warner. Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee members Donna Harris, Stephanie Waterman, Pia Bunton, Susan Hetherington, Mark Washburn, and I have shifted from working on ways to “help” people of color (staff, students and faculty) feel welcome, supported, comfortable etc., to examining the ways […]