Princeton to Diversify Graduate School and Faculty

September 13, 2013
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Princeton University plans to have the class of 2016 to be the most diverse in the school’s history. Photo Credit:

Princeton University is planning to make a push to increase its diversity, with a special focus on its graduate student body, faculty and senior administration.

The university announced Thursday the adoption of a comprehensive new strategy recommended by a special trustee committee.

A committee report describes Princeton's class of 2016 as the most diverse in the Ivy League school's history - with students of color comprising 42 percent of the class. But beyond the undergrads, the report says minority representation falls far short of matching the general population and warns the gap will get worse without changes.

The report notes just 3 percent of Princeton's doctoral students and 1 percent of its postdoctoral fellows are black, and that Hispanics represent only 2 percent of full professors and senior administrators.

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