How Cornell University Diversified Its Incoming PhD Computer Science Student Body | EdSurge News

When a professor posted a Twitter thread about how Cornell University improved diversity in its computer-science PhD program, it quickly went viral.“[W]e made a big step in improving diversity of the program. Let me tell you about it,” wrote David Bindel, the PhD admissions chair for Cornell University’s Computer Science department, earlier this month.It’s clearly an issue that other higher ed leaders are interested in hearing about—the tweet has been shared more than 750 times and drew nearly 2,000 likes.Computer science is “not just white dudes slinging code, and we all suffer for it when the world thinks that’s what it is,” Bindel wrote.

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