Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Gallup's Washington Debut

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Gallup's Washington Debut

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Organization unveils latest social audit on Black/White relations in the United States

WASHINGTON

In a move to highlight its influential work, the Gallup Organization publicly inaugurated the, Gallup Tuesday Briefing at its unique Washington, D.C.-based facility that combines the restored remnants of a historic downtown building and a brand new classically designed office complex.

The Tuesday briefing, begun last year as a weekly Internet-delivered polling news product, had its public debut in July with an audience consisting of Washington policy officials, congressmen, college and university faculty members, and top higher education officials.

For the audience, which included prominent African American/officials, such as U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., Dr. Joyce Payne of the National Association of State Universities and LandGrant Colleges, and Dr. William Harvey of the American Council on Education, the inaugural event proved quite compelling as Gallup officials unveiled the organization's latest social audit on Black/White relations in the United States.

Dr. Sheila Kearney, executive director of the Gallup poll social audit, says Gallup has made annual audits of Black/White relations and social perceptions a priority since 1997. …

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