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Diversity Makes You Brighter
COI Director David Stark's co-authored article "Diversity Makes You Brighter" was published in The New York Times op-ed page, December 9, 2015. "Ethnic diversity," the authors argue, "is like fresh air: It benefits everybody who experiences it. By disrupting conformity it produces a public good. To step back from the goal of diverse classrooms would deprive all students, regardless of their racial or ethnic background, of the opportunity to benefit from the improved cognitive performance that diversity promotes."