U of M Spends $85 Million On Diversity
The University of Michigan has unveiled an $85 million, five-year plan to promote diversity and inclusion on its Ann Arbor campus.
According to the Associated Press, the school released details of the plan Thursday amid unease among some black students who feel they aren't welcome, especially following the posting of racist flyers in at least one building. Black students also have complained about the low percentage of blacks enrolled.
Officials call the plan a "strategic blueprint for making the university community more diverse, equitable and inclusive."
The university, a tax payer funded institution, has committed $85 million in new resources over the next five years to implement the initiatives. Planning took about a year with more than 200 meetings held with students, faculty and staff to get their input.