University of Michigan’s $85M plan aims to promote diversity

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has unveiled an $85 million, five-year plan to promote diversity and inclusion on its mostly white Ann Arbor campus.

The school released details of the plan Thursday amid unease among some black students who feel they aren’t welcome, especially following the posting of racist flyers in at least one building. Black students also have complained about the low percentage of African-Americans enrolled.

Officials call the plan a “strategic blueprint for making the university community more diverse, equitable and inclusive.” The university has committed $85 million in new resources over the next five years to implement the initiatives.

Planning took about a year with more than 200 meetings held with students, faculty and staff to get their input.

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  • Common Cents

    Waste of meney. Let the most qualified students in that meet the standards. Any other method is racist and discrimination.

  • Mac Woods

    “Low percentage of enrollment” is not discriminatory. Low percentage of enrollment is simply indicative of low percentage of qualified applicants.