UNH Report Outlines Efforts to Address Incidents of 'Hate and Racism'

Sep 11, 2017

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The University of New Hampshire has released an interim report on efforts to improve campus climate. The report comes from a task force created in the wake of a string of racially charged incidents that embroiled the Durham campus last school year.

The report highlights a number of ongoing efforts to promote tolerance and inclusivity on campus, including cultural diversity training for UNH police officers, and the hiring of three African-American professors. The school is also working to help students and staff know how to respond when they see acts of racial bias.

The report also lists areas where it says more work is needed, like in attracting more students of color.

Jaime Nolan is vice president for Community, Equity, and Diversity at UNH.

“We want this to be something that puts processes and infrastructure in place that will carry the work forward in a way so we’re not hitting this reset button each time there’s an incident.”

A final report from the task force is expected in January.