Daily Archives: September 26, 2011

N.C. A&T dean on diversity in higher education

“There are more undercurrents of resistance—and some of that has to do with the general political climate. The remedies that we thought were going to bring about greater access and greater diversity—those have now become quietly contentious. No one attacks them directly. There’s just an undertone that maybe we’ve done enough to become diverse, maybe we should just step back. The old arguments of meritocracy have resurfaced.”

— William B. Harvey, Dean, N.C. A&T School of Education

The September 25, 2011, issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at diversity in higher education with two notable reports: