Tufts University Addressing Race, Diversity

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tufts University is pushing to address race, ethnicity and diversity on campus in an effort to provide a more inclusive environment for diversity.

Tufts announced Tuesday that it will host a symposium to examine race and democracy during the administration of the country’s first black president.

The symposium, scheduled to run from March 1 through 3, is an extension of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy that will open next academic year.

Tufts has taken other steps to promote diversity over the past year. They include the creation of the Office of Intercultural and Social Identities program and the appointment of John Barker, an African American, as dean of undergraduate and graduate students.

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