Students Chide Dartmouth for Lack of Faculty Diversity

Jun 14, 2016

 

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Students at Dartmouth are criticizing the Ivy League school for its lack of faculty diversity after an Asian-American assistant professor was denied tenure.

Since Aimee Bahng's case came to light, students have launched a petition that now has over 3,600 signatures calling for the decision to be reversed. Protesters have taken to social media using the hashtags #fight4facultyofcolor and #dontdodartmouth. They've also held a campus rally that includes a casket representing the "death of our education" and carried roses in honor of minority faculty who have left the college since 2002.

Dartmouth officials will not comment on Bahng's case, citing privacy concerns. But they say they are taking diversity seriously, pointing to a plan released in January that aims to increase tenured minority faculty from 16 percent to 25 percent by 2020.