The University of Connecticut is creating a community for black men inside a new dorm on its campus, following the lead of some other predominantly white schools in an effort to boost low graduation and retention rates among male African-American students.
As many as 43 students, expected to be mostly freshmen and sophomores, will live together and receive specialized social, academic and career-development support.
“We really want a wrap-around approach to make sure that we are creating an optimal environment where these young men can achieve excellence,” said Erik Hines, a UConn professor and the faculty director for the ScHOLAR2RS House.
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