Light Dawns On Mount Holyoke
The Boston Globe reports that some colleges are rethinking the wisdom of requiring minorities to report before school starts for a special session, just for them. “There’s some thought that pre-orientation programs might actually be a force toward rigidifying racial boundaries rather than opening them up,” says Lee Bowie, dean of Mount Holyoke. Careful, Dean Bowie! The next thing you know, you’ll be saying that having lower admission requirements for some racial groups than others may perpetuate stereotypes.