[James Williams fasts for diversity at MIT]
Original Airdate: 4/3/1991
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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.
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Affirmative action programs
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MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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News - Television
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