• Joel Brown

    Staff Writer

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    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There are 5 comments on BU Moves Forward on Commitment to Faculty Diversity

  1. Kudos to the Task Force, which engaged the BU community in an open, inclusive, and deliberate process; to the President and Provost, who have taken the formidable challenge of diversifying our faculty head-on; and to our students, who continue to speak out and make us better. Lots more work to be done, but this is meaningful progress.

  2. This is welcome, thoughtful movement on an important issue for our campus. I echo the kudos to the task force, to faculty and staff who participated, to students who lobbied and protested (and continue to), and to Dr. Brown and Dr. Morrison on the commitments.

  3. Adding yet another administrative position to an already bloated and expensive administration is hardly helping students of color, as increases in administrative positions are tied to increases in tuition, which in turn make universities like BU even more inaccessible, especially for students of color. Furthermore, I fail to understand how working within the institution of the university and creating additional administrative layers and committees will actually lead to change. This is a shallow, surface level move meant to appease and silence those who call for true change.

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