Roth on Campus Diversity and Economic Inequality

WGBH published an op-ed by President Michael S. Roth on its “On Campus” higher education blog about the link between diversity on college campuses and economic inequality in society.

“Highly selective colleges and universities should accelerate their efforts to recruit students of extraordinary potential from diverse economic backgrounds, meeting the financial needs of students without requiring excessive borrowing. These institutions must redouble their efforts to ensure that all students are fully included in the campus culture, that students from different social classes really interact…” writes Roth. “At a time when economic inequality is tearing at the fabric of our country, we must create conditions of inclusion through which all can thrive.”