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Cornell University Looks At Diversifying Curriculum

Posted on March 21 2010 6:32 pm
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By Franklin Crawford

As Sen. Barack Obama made history by becoming the first African-American to be a major party’s presumptive nominee for president of the United States, 20 Cornell faculty members were pursuing a more humble, albeit equally profound, change of course.

The Cornell Faculty Institute for Diversity gathered for three days at a conference center in Canandaigua, N.Y., June 1-4 to discuss ways to diversify Cornell’s curriculum to address such issues as class, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion and sexual orientation. The conference, organized by Cornell’s Center for Learning and Teaching and the University Diversity Council, focused on how faculty can incorporate elements of diversity into new or existing courses by fall 2010.

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