Monday, January 30, 2012

U. seeks diversity in engineering faculty

the Brown Daily Herald
Alexander Kaplan
Contributing Writer
Published: Monday, January 30, 2012

As the School of Engineering expands, racial and gender diversity will be a priority in hiring new faculty, said Lawrence Larson, dean of the school of engineering. Part of this effort will involve collaboration with the Diversity Advisory Board, he said.

Of the 51 current faculty members, around 78 percent are white and around 90 percent are male, he said. The School of Engineering plans to add 12 new faculty members over the next decade, The Herald reported Oct. 13.

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