Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Wisconsin Regents Want More Minority Recruitment after Photo Embarassment

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Wisconsin Regents Want More Minority Recruitment after Photo Embarassment

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MADISON, Wis.

Two University of Wisconsin System regents say the Madison campus needs to step up minority recruitment after an embarrassing photo gaffe drew unwanted national attention.

University officials admitted they digitally altered the cover photograph of an admissions booklet to include the face of a Black student among White fans at a Badgers football game. The school says it could not find a photo that reflected diversity on campus (see Black Issues, Oct 12).

The Capital Times of Madison reported recently that Regent vice president Gerard Randall and student regent Joe Alexander say in an Oct. 12 letter to UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward that little had been done to correct the problem since the doctoring was exposed in September. "The larger problem is not the now infamous photo incident, but rather the seeming inability of the Madison campus to recruit students, faculty and staff of color, particularly African Americans," the regents' letter says. …

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