Panelists talk faculty diversity, importance to campus

The Dartmouth, April 14, 2015

Filling half of Dartmouth Hall 105, the audience at yesterday’s panel discussing issues of faculty diversity was comprised mainly of black students.

“This room doesn’t look like Hanover,” panelist and vice president of institutional diversity and equity Evelynn Ellis said, to laughs from the audience, later adding that underrepresentation of minority faculty can be disadvantageous to all students, not just students from underrepresented groups.

The faculty diversity panel, which was hosted by Dartmouth’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of the Colored People Panel, was held in an effort to increase the level of transparency of recruitment and retention processes and generate campus discussion on the nature of faculty diversity at the College.

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