Digital History at Ursinus

"Bridging The Gap" Grizzly Article, 1988

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Title

"Bridging The Gap" Grizzly Article, 1988

Subject

Recruitment and retention of students of color at Ursinus College

Description

This Ursinus Grizzly newspaper article from September 23, 1988 coincides with the release of the first official Ursinus College Bridge Program report describing and assessing the Bridge Program. The article goes on to explain what the program is and why it is significant, pointing out that “ethnic and cultural diversity has not been a hallmark of the college,” and calling the Bridge Program “one of the most innovative endeavors Ursinus has taken.” It details the courses taken by the “Bridgers” and some of the field trips and side programs as well. These included introduction to the college community, practice in the Word Processing Lab and video-taping lab, trips to the Batch Institute for Ethnic Studies in Center City, and to Eagleville Hospital for Personality Disorders (as the main course taught was introductory Psychology). The article finishes on a positive note, mentioning the contentedness of the students who participated and plans from the administration to expand funding for the following year.

Creator

The Grizzly Staff

Source

Ursinusiana Archives of Myrin Library

Publisher

Ursinus College

Date

September 23, 1988

Contributor

Jean M. Kiss, Michelle L. Grande, Richard P. Richter, Karen Singhofen, Lora L. Hart, Peggy Hermann, Veronica Algeo, Robert Carmignani, Chuck Smith, and Lorraine R. Zimmer

Rights

Ursinus College holds the right to this resource

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

"Bridging the Gap" Grizzly article, 1988

Coverage

Ursinus College campus, 1988

Files

Bridging the Gap.pdf

Citation

The Grizzly Staff, “"Bridging The Gap" Grizzly Article, 1988,” Digital History at Ursinus, accessed January 27, 2020, http://omeka.ursinus.edu/items/show/1536.