Friday, November 18, 2005

The University of Michigan announced earlier this month the establishment of the National Center for Institutional Diversity (news release). As noted in the release, the Center is an outgrowth of the UM's defense of affirmative action up to the U.S. Supreme Court a few years ago. Pat Gurin, a faculty mentor to numerous students in the 1980s and other decades and now with Emerita status, will be the acting director of the NCID. As can be seen in the linked documents, Pat holds a Distinguished University Professorship named after Nancy Cantor, now the Chancellor of Syracuse University; Nancy, a former Michigan psychology professor, was Provost at UM during the build-up to the Supreme Court cases. The NCID's website can be accessed here.