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American University to Spend $121 Million on Diversity Initiative over Next Two Years

American University to Spend $121 Million on Diversity Initiative over Next Two Years

American University in Washington, D.C., announced its plans to spend $121 million on its diversity and inclusion plan over the next two years last week.

Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the former secretary of Health and Human Services under President Obama and current president of American University, announced recently the university’s plan to spend $121 million on a two-year diversity and inclusion initiative.

In an interview with American University’s student newspaper, Burwell suggested that $121 million might not be enough.

She hints that $121 million is only the initial amount that will be spent on diversity and inclusion efforts going forward at American University.

According to the survey, only 33 percent of African American students said they felt included on campus as compared to 71 percent of white students.

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