UCLA failed to check faculty bias claims

by The Associated Press
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UCLA Medical Center building, Los Angeles (AP Photo)

UCLA Medical Center building, Los Angeles (AP Photo)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – According to a new report, the University of California, Los Angeles has not properly investigated an increasing number of complaints of racial bias among faculty.

The Los Angeles Times reports that an internal review commissioned by the school found claims of discrimination rarely resulted in any punishment.

The review was launched last year after a group of faculty approached Chancellor Gene D. Block. It was conducted by a five-member panel led by former California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno.

Block wrote in a letter to faculty and administrators Friday that he would make changes, including the appointment of a full-time campus discrimination officer to investigate complaints.

The report related various incidents of perceived bias or public humiliation. Nearly all faculty who felt targeted said the offending parties faced no consequences.

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