January 31, 2010
New Research Complicates Discussions of Campus Diversity—in a Good Way
A new wave of research on campus diversity holds the promise of improving how colleges serve students of different hues. On the fundamental question of whether racial and ethnic diversity produces educational benefits, the latest studies' bottom line is: Sometimes. With the right mix of students. If handled delicately.
The increased nuance and complexity of the recent research is seen as a byproduct of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2003 Grutter v. Bollinger ruling, in