“task force on bias and hate issues”
The ‘bias and hate committee’ sounds like something right out of 1984. No wonder no one wants to do it.
Campus Reform reports:
Duke can’t find students to serve on ‘bias and hate’ committee
Duke University is struggling to find students to serve on a “bias and hate” advisory committee, despite last year’s protests calling for increased transparency within the school’s administration.
As Campus Reform reported last April, students had occupied an administrative building on campus, refusing to leave until a series of demands were met, most of which centered around calls for the termination of a controversial school administrator and a hike in the minimum wage for university staff members.
Some students were so enthused with the demonstration that they camped outside the occupied building to express support for their peers, joining them in their call for greater transparency.
According to The Duke Chronicle, the university convened a “task force on bias and hate issues” shortly after the time of the sit-in, establishing a steering committee on the issue in response to the task force’s recommendations.
To oversee the steering committee, the university also created an advisory committee consisting of four students, four faculty members, and two staff members.
Now, however, The Duke Chronicle reports that just one of the four student members has been able to attend the bi-monthly advisory committee meetings so far this semester due to scheduling conflicts, and that the committee is struggling to find replacements.
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