When in June the Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas that upheld affirmative action in college admissions, the decision was widely hailed as a decisive victory recognizing the value of diversity in higher education.
Columbia University announced that Wanda M. Holland Greene (CC’89, TC’91) had been elected to its Board of Trustees, succeeding William V. Campbell (CC’62, TC’64), chair emeritus who served on the board from 2003 to 2015.
The seminar in 401 Hamilton Hall focused on classic literary texts, including Homer’s Odyssey, Shakespeare’s Othello, and W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk. But this was no ordinary summer school class, and its students were not traditional collegians.