MIT Sets Up New Campus Committee to Foster Better Race Relations

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has established the Committee on Race and Diversity. The committee’s responsibilities will include assessing the racial climate on campus and suggesting strategies to improve race relations. The committee will also sponsor events to increase racial understanding and to foster inclusion for all racial and ethnic groups. The committee will also have funds at its disposal to make grants to campus organizations that are seeking to better race relations at MIT. The new committee, which will include students, faculty, and members of the administration, will be chaired by J. Philip Thompson, an associate professor of urban politics.