The Ann Arbor News ran a story yesterday (not online) about the mini-controversy stirred up by Chetly Zarko’s Op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal alleging the University covered up research they did in the early 1990s about diversity. (Read memo on Zarko’s website.) Here’s an excerpt:
“[U-M spokeswoman] Peterson said the 1994 study did conclude that underrepresented minority students continue to have concerns about the “chilliness” of the campus climate. “We have never argued that discrimination does not exist; on the contrary, it is the continued segregation of high schools and the great impact that one’s race has on one’s life experiences that makes racial diversity on our campus such an important part of the educational process,” she said.