The changes at USM resemble those taking place at many colleges and universities around the country , according to Dr. Joseph Silver , director of academic affairs at Savannah State University
said it is becoming more evident that in some communities , minority groups have evolved into the majority , and colleges will feel the financial impacts if they don't become more diverse.We are fast becoming a multicultural country and that's going to have a great impact on the bottom line at universities , Silver said.They are recasting their net a little wider..
USM's convocation , with its theme of cultural dispersion , will feature myriad activities on campus , including several added courses , special events , exhibitions , lectures and guest speakers.
Notably , USM
will host Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka of Nigeria for a speech on Sept. 29.