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Universty of Oregon attracts most diverse class ever


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon has attracted 50 additional black students to its freshman class, making the class of 2020 the school’s most diverse class ever.

The Register-Guard reports ( that the 50 extra students bumped the proportion of black freshman at the university up by 1 percentage point, boosting it to 3 percent.

The university has been focused on black student recruitment to meet the demands of the university’s Black Student Task Force, which said the small number of black students at UO can make some black students feel unwelcome or isolated.

Vice President for Enrollment Management Roger Thompson says his staff as focused on recruiting from Portland-area schools with large black student populations.


Information from: The Register-Guard,

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