DIVERSITY DOUBLE-TALKIVY'S 'INCLUSION' EXCLUDES MILITARY By MATT SANCHEZ - New York Post Online Edition: Seven: "On the surface, Columbia is all for diversity (good, very good) and completely opposed to intolerance (bad, really bad). On any given day, eager undergrads can speak out for Starbucks employees forced to make coffee with non-ergonomic espresso machines, or call for the school to install non-gender-specific bathrooms.The administration? Well, I've heard Mary McGee, the dean of students, speak with great consternation about the need to be sure that no student populations were marginalized or excluded. To illustrate the point, she pondered changing all the doorknobs on campus to accommodate those with physical limitations who might literally be 'shut out.' She said that, to date, no student had complained about the smooth metallic doorknobs, 'but they should not have to'I figured that a dean so concerned about student inclusion would certainly look into a simple case of student harassment. You see, I had a problem: fellow student Monique Dols."
Monday, December 04, 2006
Posted by Charlie Martin at 6:24 PM