On Wednesday 1st October, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Tulane will host Professor Lani Guinier of Harvard University Law School giving a keynote lecture entitled “Wealth, Merit, Class, Race & Higher Education.” This presentation is the culminating lecture in an 18-month series of events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Desegregation of Tulane. After a sometimes complicated legal battle, the Tulane board decided to allow the admission of the first African-American students. A group of eleven African-Americans enrolled at Tulane in January of 1963.
All university faculty and staff are invited to attend Professor Guinier’s presentation, and are encouraged to inform students about the lecture. The event is designed both to commemorate this important anniversary and to address 21st-century challenges in reaching goals for diversity at colleges and universities in the United States.
This event has been made possible through the support of the Office of Academic Affairs, the Newcomb College Institue, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Institutional Equity, the Program in African & African Diaspora Studies and a grant from the Rosa Keller Foundation. A copy of the poster is attached to this email. Further information about Professor Guinier can be found below. Questions may be directed to the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 504-865-5181. The lecture is free and open to the public.