Whatever Happened to All Those Plans to Hire More Minority Professors?

Results often fall short of ambitions, but nobody's giving up

Back in the early 1990s, when colleges throughout the United States were desperately trying to recruit more minority professors, Duke University came up with a particularly ambitious plan. It announced that it would double the number of its black professors within a decade.

Did Duke succeed?

Anyone seeking to answer that question — at Duke and at other universities that launched aggressive recruiting