Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Citing 'Tepid' Support of Diversity, Berkeley Professor Considers Harvard

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Citing 'Tepid' Support of Diversity, Berkeley Professor Considers Harvard

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Berkeley rofessor who studies the role of race in education is considering jumping ship to Harvard, partly over concern that campus administrators have shown a tepid support of diversity.

"It has become a much less diverse place. There's no sign that that's going to change," says Dr. Pedro Noguera, an associate professor of education at the University of California at Berkeley.

Noguera told students earlier this month that he is thinking about taking a job at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass.

Students were dismayed at the thought of losing Noguera, a respected and popular professor who is often quoted on issues of race.

"Without his influence, it might be even harder to get more diversity on our faculty," student Giang Hong told The Daily Cal, the campus newspaper. "It's going to be another example of someone who got fed up with the system and left."

Noguera says the diversity issue isn't the only reason he wants to leave, but it is a factor.

"There just really isn't the interest in recruiting a diverse faculty," he says. …

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