University should recognize diversity in all forms
Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 13:10
This week, Lani Guinier spoke on campus and made several valid points regarding diversity on college campuses. Because the definition of diversity is constantly evolving, we must actively engage in conversations about diversity instead of ignoring it.
The value of creating a diverse campus is that it brings people together from different backgrounds and life experiences, who then in turn can learn from each other. Like Guinier said, diversity is a multidimensional––aspects such as family income, race and life experiences should be considered when universities admit students.
Similarly, test scores alone are not a fair indication of a student’s potential to succeed. Students are more than an SAT score, so the university should continue to ensure it accepts students not solely based on test-taking skills.