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Farley Column in Press Herald

Jonathan Farley, an associate professor of computer science and a former visiting Libra Diversity Professor at UMaine, had an opinion piece in the Portland Press Herald in which Farley wrote about recent public remarks made by Phillip Congdon, the former Maine commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development about affirmative action.  In his column, Farley writes Congdon’s complaint that affirmation action lowers standards is disingenuous, and also that the largest group of beneficiaries of affirmative action are white women. He pointed to an example of UMaine’s ADVANCE program to improve the status of female faculty, a program funded by a $3.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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