Diversity in STEM classes means higher grades for everyone

Dean of NYU Tandon Jelena Kovačević commented on how student racial diversity is a primary component of student and overall STEM program success. “At NYU Tandon, we believe diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments are not tangential or incidental to excellence, but rather are constitutive of it,” said Kovačević. “NYU was founded on the belief that education should be open and accessible — principles to which we will continue to remain faithful. However [the Supreme Court] ruling may change the laws with which we must comply, we will not forsake our commitment to building and sustaining a scholarly community that is diverse and inclusive.”