Monday, March 26, 2012

A History of Inequality

The Eye (Columbia University Daily Spectator)
the politics of racial diversity at columbia
By Hannah D'Apice

Looking back to his freshman year in 1963, American studies professor Roger Lehecka, who graduated from Columbia College in 1967 and served as dean of students from 1979 to 1991, describes the Columbia of his college career as a “dramatically different place.”

“When I arrived as a freshman, all the black and Hispanic freshmen could have fit in a Carman suite,” he says. “Maybe Asian students would’ve pushed it into the double-digits.”

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