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Presidential Commission on Race and Diversity

Meeting Notes 12/3/15

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. President Seligman’s Charge to the Commission
    The Commission is to focus on issues of race and diversity, with a particular focus on students.  The committee was charged to respond to the following four questions:
  • What is the state of our campus climate for all races today?
  • What programs have strengthened this climate?
  • What elements of campus life are not consistent with the healthiest campus climate?
  • What are the Commission’s recommendations to improve our community?
  1. Organization of the Commission 
    1. Membership
    2. Subcommittees
    3. Regular Commission meeting schedule
  2. Plan of Action
    1. Town Hall meetings
    2. Interim report to President Seligman by 1/31/16.
    3. Final report by end of spring semester.
  3. Discussion
    1. Agreement to look at Yik Yak as a first priority
    2. General discussion of issues to be addressed
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