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Stony Brook University Announces $957K Grant to Fund Diversity Hires

Stony Brook University Announces $957K Grant to Fund Diversity Hires

“to support SUNY campuses in their efforts to recruit and retain up to 1,000 early-to-mid-career professors from underrepresented groups by 2030”

Diversity is now a lucrative industry within higher education.

Campus Reform reports:

School gets nearly $1 million from NY state university budget for ‘diversity’ hires

A New York university has been granted almost $1 million in funding from the state’s university system to support salaries of exclusively minority faculty and to increase “diversity” within the faculty.

Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York system, announced a $957,000 grant from the state system budget that will span over a three year period and support select faculty members at the university.

The grant is part of the SUNY network’s new program called Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Growth, or “PRODiG” initiative, that seeks to “increase faculty diversity” which in turn would “renew the faculty, support student success, and promote excellence through diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences” at the college.

“The goal of this system-wide initiative,” the press release stated, “is to support SUNY campuses in their efforts to recruit and retain up to 1,000 early-to-mid-career professors from underrepresented groups by 2030.”

The funding received by the program this year will reportedly be used to support the salaries of six specific faculty members at Stony Brook University. Those who received funding from the grant were also invited to attend the PRODiG Cohort Institute, which took place December 3 as part of the 2019 SUNY Diversity Conference in Albany.

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The state of NY has a huge budget hole but can find a million bucks to keep the engine of division, discrimination and intolerance.

Thanks Andy!

The only way they can fill these “diversity hires” is to discriminate against white candidates based on their race. They seem to think they can do this because SCOTUS has allowed them to use race as a criterion in admissions (not employment). Using race as a criterion in employment is clearly illegal.

I was on a hiring committee where we were doing a “diversity hire.” I asked if we were going to abide by our written Nondiscrimination Statement. The looks on the other committee members’ faces were like I had just farted in a crowded elevator.

The official answer was “Yes.” The working answer was “Hell, NO!” They told us that the search would be immediately ended if any of our top three candidates were white males. I am certain that Stony Brook will be using similar racist criteria in filling these “diversity hires.”

Back in the 80’s we would joke that the best way to get ahead of your competition in the sciences was to see that excess funding for laboratory computers was approved. That way, they would end up spending all of their time trying to network the computers and very little on actual scientific advancement. I can see a similar strategy with diversity hires. Get funding approved for your competition to hire 6 of them, and guess what they will be spending their days doing instead of actual science.

The Friendly Grizzly | January 8, 2020 at 1:38 pm

Require that in any campus directory or roster, diversity hires be so designated. This lets students pick classes or class sections based on what they believe is important. “Diverse” or competent.

Wasted money.

And this is a great example of why, even though I am a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook, I would never give them a nickel.

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