Tulane University is introducing new measures to attract students and staff members of color, ultimately promoting a more inclusive campus.
Tulane President Mike Fitts announced yesterday that he will commit $2.5 million from the university's budget to increase funding for the college's "departments and programs that serve marginalized groups on campus."
Officials also said they'll bolster an existing equity education program required by students and staff members, increase diversity in the university's management and leadership ranks.
Fitts said he felt compelled to ramp up the school's efforts at promoting diversity and anti-racism following nationwide protests over systematic racism, police brutality and the recent high-profile deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
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