Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs leads and supports the College in interweaving diversity into the very fabric of our daily operation and into every aspect of our collegial practices. The office strives to create a welcoming environment for everyone by providing curricula and special programming that teach a fuller appreciation of the uniqueness among diverse groups.
Latest Multicultural News
Appalachia's Residents Older, More Disabled Than Other U.S. Residents
April 21, 2014Appalachia's residents remain older and have a higher disability prevalence than Americans as a whole, but overall demographic, health, and socioeconomic patterns vary widely within the region, according to The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview From the 2008-2012 American Community Survey, prepared by PRB for the Appalachian Regional Commission.
The Next America: Two Dramas in Slow Motion
April 14, 2014Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. Each of these shifts would by itself be the defining demographic story of its era. The fact that both are unfolding simultaneously has generated big generation gaps that will put stress on our politics, families, pocketbooks, entitlement programs and social cohesion.
The Growing Inequality In How America Saves For College
April 10, 2014A college education could be slipping beyond the grasp of low-income families, according to a survey revealing a growing inequality in how America saves for college. Figures released today show that while savings set aside for college have risen among American families as a whole, among low-income families they have dropped sharply.