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UCLA appoints first vice chancellor for diversity issues
UCLA appoints first vice chancellor for diversity issues

A UCLA professor of law and Asian American studies, who is an expert on bias and hate crimes, has been named as the Westwood campus’ first vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, officials announced Tuesday. Professor Jerry Kang will be the senior UCLA official responsible for promoting equity and fairness in faculty matters and student life at a time when the university has been facing several controversies about the hiring of minority faculty, the relatively low number of African American students and some incidents that offended Jewish students. The position was created partly in response to a 2013 campus study that found many minority professors felt that their...

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