Are more African Americans — historically a very small subset of the B-school population — applying to Duke?

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Are more African Americans — historically a very small subset of the B-school population — applying to Duke?

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Yeah. Actually, that’s one of the things we’re probably most proud of, in terms of just looking at the raw numbers of students who are applying to Fuqua. Over the past five years, the number of African Americans applying to our program has increased, and the quality of that particular sub-pool has also increased tremendously. We’ve got a number of pipeline programs which have really helped with that. Our alumni are supportive and helpful in terms of spreading the word about Fuqua’s reputation for people of color. We also do a pipeline program called the Ford Minority Workshop, which is a three-day program sponsored by Ford Motor Company here on campus. We invite prospective minority applicants on campus to experience a day in the life of an MBA student. They sit in on classes, do roundtable discussions with current students and also with alumni and Ford representatives. We do career panels. [The entire event is] a soft sell on Fuqua, but a major sell on the MBA in general to try to inc

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