Brown U. to invest $100M to address racism

Brown U. to invest $100M to address racism

Expressing gratitude to students of color for calling attention “to actions needed to address racism and injustice on our campus,” Brown President Christina H. Paxson has developed a plan and asked students, faculty and staff to comment on it.

The university plans to invest $100 million over the next 10 years on achieving the goals outlined in the plan, Paxson said in her introduction.

Called “Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University,” the 19-page plan outlines steps for “creating a just and inclusive campus community,” increasing the university’s racial and ethnic diversity and adding issues of race, ethnicity and identity to teaching and research on such topics as environment, health, technology and global affairs.

Paxson asks members of the Brown community to use an online feedback form to respond to the draft plan by Dec. 4. After that, revisions based on the responses will be made and the final plan will be released by Dec. 21, the end of the fall semester.

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