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James Williams protests lack of minority faculty at MIT
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[James Williams fasts for diversity at MIT]
Original Airdate: 4/3/1991

Length: 00:03:01
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Carmen Fields reports that Dr. James Williams (professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will fast each Wednesday in April outside of the office of the president of MIT. Fields notes that Williams is protesting the lack of diversity among the faculty at MIT. Fields notes that there are fourteen African Americans in a faculty of 900 professors. Fields interviews Williams. Williams talks about the role of professors as role models and the need for a diverse faculty. Williams says that he is trying to encourage minority students to fight for change. Fields's report includes an interview with Ken Campbell (spokesperson, MIT). Campbell talks about the university administration's efforts to hire more minority faculty. Fields' report also includes footage of Williams talking to a group of minority students.

Contributor : Reporter
Carmen Fields
Format : Tape 7957   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 106801 
VHS cassette 106923 
Betacam cassette 106922 
digital betacam cassette 106921 

Subject : Keywords
Affirmative action programs
Universities and colleges

Subject : Personal Names
Campbell, Ken
Fields, Carmen
Williams, James

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Subject : Geographic Locations
Cambridge (Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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