Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

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Title:Diversity at the University of Illinois: A Closer Look into Athletics and Music Bands
Author(s):Aquino, Willy; Bond, John; Byrd, John; Carrtelli, Vince; Hill, Sean
Music Programs
Abstract:The main goal of our project was to discover whether or not diversity existed in athletics and the music program at the University of Illinois. We found in our research, and specifically in the survey we conducted, that most people believed that athletics were diverse and that the music programs were predominantly white. In the interviews, it was agreed that diversity is very small and it’s hard to find diverse students to want to join music groups. Both groups agreed that diversity would be beneficial, but were not able to come up with a way to help spread diversity throughout the campus organizations.
Issue Date:2011-08
Course / Semester:RHET105 Section D3B3 (Principles of Composition: Race and the University)
Professor Linda Larsen
Rhetoric 105 helps you develop your reading, writing, and research skills and lays a foundation for the reading, writing, and researching you will do at the University. The skills taught in this course can also help you learn to make informed judgments in a world of competing ideas and learn to communicate ideas persuasively. This course gives you practice in: • Critically reading and analyzing texts • Rhetorical analysis • Forming arguments • Gathering and evaluating research • Synthesizing multiple sources • Conducting qualitative research • Composing: inventing, drafting, revising This section of Rhet. 105 centers on the theme of “Race and the University.”
Conference Poster
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-08

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  • Diversity on Campus/Equity and Access
    This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.

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