November 12, 2015

Indiana State Students End Hunger Strike After Diversity Training Set

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Three Indiana State University students ended a brief hunger strike after school officials said mandatory diversity training was being implemented for new students starting next fall.

About 15 members of the #freeISU group met Wednesday with university President Dan Bradley. Group member Lakisha Johnson tells the Tribune-Star she was pleased with what Bradley presented about diversity training.

The group had started a petition drive calling for more inclusion for black, Latino, international and LGBT students on the 13,000-student campus.

Bradley says that the number of black students at the Terre Haute school has increased 70 percent over the past seven years and the number of black and Hispanic faculty members has doubled. He says the university is committed to diversity.

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