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U. Michigan Profs Named Recipients of the ‘University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship’

U. Michigan Profs Named Recipients of the ‘University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship’

“recognizes senior faculty who have shown a commitment to the university’s ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion”

This reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons where Homer receives the “First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence.”

The University of Michigan reports:

Four named University Diversity and Social Transformation Professors

Four University of Michigan professors have been named recipients of the University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship, as the university more broadly heads toward the next phase of diversity, equity and inclusion strategic planning.

Established in 2019, the designation recognizes senior faculty who have shown a commitment to the university’s ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion through their scholarship, teaching, or service and engagement.

The professorship is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, and jointly administered by the National Center for Institutional Diversity and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Lilia M. Cortina, Trachette L. Jackson, Hitomi Tonomura and Herbert G. Winful were each nominated by a U-M dean, selected by a university committee and recommended by the provost for this distinction. The Board of Regents approved the appointments July 15.

“This year’s cohort of scholars, as in years past, has demonstrated leadership, character and passion,” said Susan M. Collins, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “These appointments are given in recognition of the insights and passions that have grown from the professors’ years of research and teaching.”

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“… And Social Transformation.”

Proving once again that the point is purely political, not educational or even remotely related to actual scholarship.

When the first “X Studies” program was allowed to exist, it destroyed the credibility of the entire system of higher education.

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