Princeton University endorses plan to make campus more diverse

Friday, September 13, 2013

Princeton University unveiled a plan today to increase diversity on the Ivy League campus.

Christopher Eisgruber, the university's new president, and the school's board of trustees signed off on a report recommending ways to increase diversity, especially among graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and top administrators.

Princeton has made efforts to include more racial minorities and women in its undergraduate classes over the last few decades, but it still needs to focus on the graduate programs, administration and faculty, campus officials said.

"Princetonians have powerful reasons to care deeply about the diversity of the University community," Eisgruber said in a statement. "Only by drawing the best talent from every sector of society can we achieve the scholarly and educational excellence to which we aspire. Only by integrating multiple, divergent perspectives into our discussions can we realize a fully vibrant intellectual and residential life."

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