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‘Sh*tty Architecture Men’ list convinces Harvard to hire another diversity bureaucrat

Also a new ‘Gender, Diversity and Inclusion’ course

Collecting anonymous allegations and publishing them gets results.

Months before University of Washington students started publishing names of alleged rapists this fall, Harvard Graduate School of Design students were circulating a public spreadsheet of “anonymous accounts of sexual misconduct and racist acts” in their school.

“Shitty Architecture Men” named students, faculty and even the dean, and it included non-Harvard names as well.

In response, the Harvard design school is hiring a new “assistant dean for diversity, inclusion, and belonging” and offering staff a new “Gender, Diversity and Inclusion” course, The Harvard Crimson reports.

Its faculty, like all across the university, will also be forced take online Title IX training, Dean of Students Lauren Snowdon told students in an email.

It’s not clear the new diversity bureaucrat will have any tangible impact on the design school.

A recent study by Baylor University researchers found there’s no “significant statistical evidence” that hiring chief diversity officers – a traditionally high-salary category – does anything to improve “preexisting growth” in the academic hiring of “underrepresented” racial and ethnic groups on campus.

The proportion of “diverse tenured faculty” who get hired is actually lower at schools with an “active CDO in place,” the study found.

Read the Crimson article.

MORE: High-priced diversity bureaucrats aren’t improving campus diversity

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Greg spent several years as a technology policy reporter and editor for Warren Communications News in Washington, D.C., and guest host on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators.” He co-founded the alternative newspaper PUNCH and served as a reporter, editor and columnist for The Falcon at Seattle Pacific University.

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