“will serve as a catalyst towards promoting a culture of inclusion and creating a learning and working environment where all members of the university community have an opportunity to succeed”
Nothing prevents the academic left from achieving their priorities, not a pandemic, not an economic downturn, nothing.
Campus Reform reports:
Northeastern hires first-ever ‘chief inclusion officer’…while hiking tuition 3.7 percent
Northeastern University hired its first “Chief Inclusion Officer,” even after it raised tuition by 3.5 percent in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On February 9, university president Joseph Aoun announced that Karl Reid, who had previously served as executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers, would assume the new position.
“He will serve as a catalyst towards promoting a culture of inclusion and creating a learning and working environment where all members of the university community have an opportunity to succeed,” wrote Aoun. “This is a cabinet-level position and will join the university leadership in its regular discussions.”
Reid’s hire occurs despite Northeastern University hiking its tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year.
In July, the university announced that undergraduate tuition would equate to $54,360 — an increase of 3.7 percent from the prior year. Room and board — which costs $17,480 — also rose by 3.2 percent.
Luke Abbatessa — a freshman at Northeastern — told Campus Reform that “whether we like it or not, each of us are racist and hold racial stereotypes and implicit biases of others.” He explained that there exists a bias toward White men in his chosen major of marine biology.
Though he does not see the hire of a Chief Inclusion Officer as a “dire need,” Abbatessa said that it “provides a framework for the university to begin or continue developing DEI policies in an attempt to further represent BIPOC.”
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