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"The University of Cincinnati has rolled out a new policy that requires faculty and staff applicants pledge their commitment to 'diversity and inclusion," according to a July article in The College Fix by William Nardi of Roger Williams University.

"The policy comes at a university with a stated goal of hiring more 'historically underrepresented' employees, a benchmark spelled out in its 'UC Affirmative Action Plan' that calls for more African American, women, and other 'traditionally unrepresented' employees campuswide."

The College Fix features news and commentary about higher education from members of the Student Free Press Association (SFPA), which is supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.

Nardi's College Fix article continues, "'As of July 1, the University of Cincinnati will request a Diversity and Inclusion statement of all applicants for faculty and staff positions,' the university recently announced.  'Faculty and administrative/professional applicants will be asked to submit a personal statement summarizing his or her contributions (or potential contributions) to diversity, inclusion and leadership.'

"As part of the new policy," the article continues, "a similar mandate has been announced for those simply seeking hourly jobs at the public university, which receives more than 63,000 applications per year, according to campus officials."
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