A modest proposal

The Yale Daily News devotes a long, long article to the potential reform of Yale’s “ethnic counselor” program. Ethnic counselors seem to fall roughly into the same categories as the boxes available for checking on the application for admission, but that point is left vague in the article. Under the refashioned ethnic counelor program, “students would be matched with freshmen in the incoming class who voluntarily self-identify as members of the same demographic group.” In order to bridge the gaps between members of demographic groups that are supported by ethnic counselors, Yale will look to “a cohort of intercultural educators in each of the residential colleges for undergraduates.” These “intercultural educators” also require assistance in “interfacing” among themselves and others:

Overseeing these “intercultural educators” would be a loosely centralized authority


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