Oral Histories: Courtney Chase, 2019


Courtney Chase

MFA Graphic Design ‘19

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Is MICA diverse (faculty, staff, and students)?

MICA appears to be diverse because of it’s significant international population, however I question these metrics because I’m still the only black student in 4 of 5 of my classes. Therefore, my experience at MICA does not feel diverse. I notice there is a lacking black and latino population. The faculty and staff could also reflect a lot more diversity as well. All of my instructors at MICA have consistently been white. As a higher education institution, it will benefit from employing educators that will offer students a variety of different perspectives.