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Tue Aug 29, 2023, 07:02 PM Aug 2023

Racial diversity surged at Johns Hopkins in the last decade. Will it last?

I'm thinking no. It won't last.

We've been here since 1619 - opened doors for others. . . Now they walk through the door, say its not fair . ..And slam it in our face.

Racial diversity surged at Johns Hopkins in the last decade. Will it last?
The university dropped ‘legacy’ preferences for children of alumni while boosting financial aid and outreach


The 18-year-old from Houston, with ambitions of becoming a scientist and neurosurgeon, had wondered whether he would fit in at the private research university in Baltimore. He came from an urban public school where nearly all the students, like him, are Black. His family had pushed him to go to college close to home

Robinson is one of many students of color who, in swelling numbers, have transformed Hopkins over the past decade and made it one of the most racially diverse universities in the top tier of higher education. Whether this school or others can sustain such trends, though, is an open question following a landmark Supreme Court decision that sharply curtails the role of race in admissions.

In 2013, 9 percent of incoming freshmen at Hopkins had “legacy” connections, the university said, and 18 percent identified as Black, Latino, American Indian, Native Alaskan or Native Hawaiian. By last fall the legacy share had plummeted to less than 2 percent while the percentage from the underrepresented racial and ethnic groups had soared to 34 percent. The White share of freshmen, meanwhile, sank to 17 percent in 2022. Federal data show it had been 46 percent a decade earlier.

In 2018, Hopkins received a gift of $1.8 billion from alumnus Mike Bloomberg — Class of 1964 — to make the university’s admissions “forever need-blind.” The gift shattered modern philanthropy records. Few colleges or universities can hope to land donations on that scale — especially donations targeting financial aid
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Racial diversity surged at Johns Hopkins in the last decade. Will it last? (Original Post) JustAnotherGen Aug 2023 OP
Mike Bloomberg doing good with his money BlueWaveNeverEnd Aug 2023 #1
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