Agnes Scott ranks No. 2 on Time’s list of most diversified colleges

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 21, 2015
Looking across the quad at Agnes Scott College. Photo by Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Scott_College#mediaviewer/File:Agnes_Scott_College_-_Across_the_quad.jpg

Looking across the quad at Agnes Scott College. Photo by Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Scott_College#mediaviewer/File:Agnes_Scott_College_-_Across_the_quad.jpg

Time Magazine recently released a ranking of colleges that have diversified the most since 1990, and Agnes Scott in Decatur tied for No. 2.

According to the article, “The school’s student body, which was nearly 77 percent white in 1990, was just 32 percent white in 2014, with 34 percent black students, 12 percent international students and 9 percent Hispanic students.”

The article quotes Kristian Contreras, the director of Agnes Scott’s diversity programs, who told the magazine that the college has developed relationships with racially diverse high schools. She told Time, “We’re attracting different students … that are interested in dismantling the hierarchy.”

To read the full story, click here.

Issues surrounding diversity – or lack thereof – have become a major topic of debate at colleges around the country. Students at Emory University in Atlanta are seeking more inclusion and equality on campus.

Black students at Emory have also released a list of demands for administrators.

They include:

1) Establishing a geofence to ban Yik Yak “in order to protect our students from subjection to intolerable and psychologically detrimental material.”

2) Creating a student-led GED program or opening Emory classes to black workers at Emory, including maintenance staff.

3) Create a “Global Citizenship & Diversity General Education Requirement” and expanding course offerings related to race relations.

4) Hiring black professors in all fields, not just African American studies.

To read the full list, click here.

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Dan Whisenhunt is editor and publisher of Decaturish.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/danwhisenhunt

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