Columbia U. report finds ‘lack of diversity,’ despite spending $185 million on ‘faculty diversity’

Columbia U. report finds ‘lack of diversity,’ despite spending $185 million on ‘faculty diversity’
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[Ed. – Princess and the Pea syndrome. There can never be enough ‘diversity’ to satisfy the Left.]

A Columbia University internal report has issued a 151-page “Equity Report” proposing solutions to “close salary gaps” and address “race disparities” in the university workforce.

“The report’s major findings include a lack of diversity in the senior leadership of academic departments and centers; insufficient transparency about how important decisions are made; and unclear policies and decision-making processes,” according to an announcement by the university. “There also was evidence of differences in workload and salary among women and underrepresented minorities and the persistent problem of harassment and discrimination.”

All subcommittees participating in the report reported a “lack of diversity in senior leadership” in arts and sciences, specifically a “lack of women in senior positions.”

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The report comes just weeks after Campus Reform reported that Columbia University spent $185 million in recent years on “faculty diversity.” While Columbia University is a private, Ivy League school, it received a portion of more than $41 billion in taxpayer funds for the eight Ivy League U.S. colleges from 2010-2015, according to Open the Books.

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