Commentary: UC San Diego is failing in equity and diversity

While Chicanos and other Latinos make up over 40 percent of the California population, Chicanos are less than 20 percent of UCSD’s undergraduate enrollment… A recent New York Times article noted that the percentage of UCSD students receiving federal Pell grants decreased from 48 percent in 2012 to 26 percent in 2016. While virtually every other higher education institution in San Diego County has become a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with an enrollment of at least 25 percent Chicano/Latino, UCSD has failed to enlist the support of the UCSD Chicano Alumni Association, our Concilio and local Chicano stakeholders to develop a plan that will achieve HSI status for UCSD.

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by Patrick Velasquez, The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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