The Oberlin Review

Open Letter from Oberlin’s Equity and Diversity Committee

General Faculty Committee on Equity and Diversity

December 5, 2014

Dear members of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, As members of the Oberlin College General Faculty Committee on Equity and Diversity, we are writing to urge you to consider the fundamental place of diversity (including, but not limited to, differences of race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability and religion/spirituality) in Oberlin’s continuing mission as an elite liberal arts college and conservatory. We ask you as a committee to place a high priority on the creation of a diverse learning environment in the current Strategic Planning process, with particular emphasis on the following: –Increased racial and ethnic diversity of faculty and staff, reflected by specific hiring recommendations –Increased...

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