What a Difference 22 Makes

In response to an unfortunate series of racial events at the University of California, San Diego last semester—which began with a ghetto-themed party held in an exclusive neighborhood off-campus and ended with a noose in the library—some worried that less black students would enroll at the school for the fall semester.

Well, crisis averted. According to an article by Larry Gordon in the Los Angeles Times:

Despite much-publicized racial tensions on the campus last semester, UC San Diego has managed to slightly raise its still small numbers of African American freshman for the fall, according to statistics released by the campus Tuesday.

UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox said in a statement that the school would continue “to enhance our efforts to recruit and admit well-qualified and diverse students.”

Good luck with that. UC San Diego’s freshman class will include a whopping 68 black students. There are 4,206 total students in the freshmen class. There were 46 black freshmen at the school last year.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer