“I have heard from many friends who complain about a politicized climate on campus that makes them feel unhappy.”
Is it any surprise that so many college students are miserable? Everything has been politicized.
The College Fix reports:
Despite massive DEI efforts, UMich students report feeling worse about themselves
After implementing one of the largest DEI programs among U.S. higher institutions, the University of Michigan found in multiyear campus climate surveys that students felt less fairly and equitably treated than since the start of the initiative.
The number of students agreeing that they were treated fairly and equitably decreased by about 3 percent since 2016, according to the full results of the survey released by the university in January.
Student satisfaction with the overall campus climate notably dropped by almost 11 percent over five years, with respondents also feeling slightly less valued or that they belong on campus.
“I have heard from many friends who complain about a politicized climate on campus that makes them feel unhappy. It is one that is irrationally focused on immutable characteristics such as race, gender, and sexual orientation,” said Charles Hilu, editor-in-chief of The Michigan Review, in a Jan. 24 email to The College Fix.
“This philosophical underpinning is made even worse when it is put into practice by the largest DEI bureaucracy in the country,” he said.
The university began an expansive program titled DEI 1.0 in 2016. According to a July 2021 report by the Heritage Foundation, the University of Michigan had “the largest DEI staff on multiple measures.”
DEI administrative staff reportedly quadrupled between 2002 and 2021. More recently, the university employed five new faculty members as part of an anti-racism hiring initiative, which will eventually add up to 21 tenure and tenure-track faculty members.
A recent analysis of the University of Michigan found 142 employees at the school dealing with diversity, equity and inclusion in some way, with a total compensation estimated at $18 million.
@UMich now employs 142 "diversicrats" at an annual cost of $18M (total compensation) = in-state tuition for 1,075 students. Highest paid diversicrat is Tabbye Sellers @$380K+fringe benefits. Avg. = $97K and 44 make > $100K + fringe benefits. 10 years ago, UM diversicrats<20. pic.twitter.com/xU1PISR8Br
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