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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Report Faults Ivy League Colleges for Low Level of Racial and Gender Diversity on Their Faculties "Ivy League colleges have made few strides in hiring women and members of minority groups, according to a report released this week by a group of Yale University graduate students who are seeking to form a union. Data in the report, compiled from existing statistics at the U.S. Department of Education, show that of 433 new professors hired into tenure-track positions at Ivy League institutions in 2003, only 150 were women, 14 were black, and 8 were Hispanic. The report, 'The (Un)Changing Face of the Ivy League,' was produced by the Graduate Employees and Students Organization, with the help of graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. It blames the nation's most elite colleges, including Yale, Harvard University, and Princeton University, for failing in what the report calls 'one of their primary missions as institutions in higher education: the promotion of social equality.'" The Report is online at http://www.yaleunions.org/geso/reports/Ivy.pdf
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The Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions is a loose-knit coalition of labor unions in the USA and Canada that represents graduate students employed as teachers, researchers, and administrative staff.