Civil Rights Project Moving From Harvard to UCLA

The Civil Rights Project, based for the past 10 years in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, is moving to the University of California at Los Angeles. Professor Gary Orfield, the director of the center, will take a faculty position at UCLA.

The Civil Rights Project has been a leading voice on the persistence of racial segregation in the nation’s public schools. Orfield’s research has consistently shown that public schools, particularly in the North, are more racially segregated than was the case 20 years ago.

Professor Orfield stated that it had become increasingly difficult for him to run the center since his cofounder, Christopher Edley Jr., left three years ago to become dean of the Boalt Hall Law School at the University of California.