Sarah C and I (Francesca), are sending out just a quick update to our semester project. We are finishing interviews with various students this week (by Sunday 4/29) and will then spend the time remaining before the semester project showing digitalizing our interviews and photos taken and then incorporate them into a “vlog-esq” presentation that mashes up the various answers and interpretations of students whom were interviewed.
In terms of the types of answers we received from students thus far, we’ve found that many students are hesitant to discuss their points of view on diversity off the back. What I’m beginning to believe is that for such a globally diverse institution like Mville, students are very intimidated by the subject of diversity in general. As we conclude our last interviews, we hope to break the silence and discomfort of students and gather honest perceptions of diversity at Manhattanville.