- Associated Press - Monday, March 9, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Brown University is promising to be more welcoming to minority and gay students and other under-represented individuals.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1EuJuhy ) that the university scheduled its first National Diversity Summit this weekend.

As part of a strategic plan, Brown recently released an action plan establishing how to improve the cultural and academic climate around the issue of diversity.

Liza Cariaga-Loi, vice president for academic development, diversity and inclusion, says Brown University President Christina Paxson has promised to double the proportion of minority and under-represented faculty in 10 years.

Nearly 40 percent of Brown’s students are minority and 17 percent are first-generation college-goers.



Nineteen percent of faculty are members of minority groups.

Brown has established a program seeking more post-doctoral fellows from diverse backgrounds hoping they can be hired later.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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