WBEZ | Eric Hoover http://www.wbez.org/tags/eric-hoover Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en A new choice for freshman at Elmhurst College http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-29/new-choice-freshman-elmhurst-college-91174 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-29/2995477845_8f615238d7_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Students applying to<a href="http://public.elmhurst.edu/" target="_blank"> Elmhurst College</a> now have another box to check on their applications. Applicants can opt to answer whether they consider themselves a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender community. The small west suburban liberal arts school is reported to be the first college in the nation to ask applicants about their sexual orientation. The college says this move is aimed at advancing diversity. So how are institutions of higher education measuring and thinking about diversity these days?&nbsp; <a href="http://chronicle.com/article/Eric-Hoover/48528/" target="_blank">Eric Hoover</a> joined Eight Forty-Eight to take a closer look at the decision. Hoover is a senior writer at <em><a href="http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5" target="_blank">The Chronicle of Higher Education</a></em>.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-29/new-choice-freshman-elmhurst-college-91174 Elmhurst College identifies sexual orientation as an opportunity to diversify http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-29/elmhurst-college-identifies-sexual-orientation-opportunity-diversify-911 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-29/2995477845_8f615238d7_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483672-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/higher ed diversity.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>An additional box was added to student applications to<a href="http://public.elmhurst.edu/" target="_blank"> Elmhurst College</a>. Applicants can opt to answer whether they consider themselves to be a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender community. The small west suburban liberal arts school is reportedly the first college in the nation to ask applicants about their sexual orientation. The college said the move was aimed to advance diversity. So, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wondered how institutions of higher education measure and think about diversity nowadays. <a href="http://chronicle.com/article/Eric-Hoover/48528/" target="_blank">Eric Hoover,</a> a senior writer for <em>The Chronicle of Higher Education</em>, joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to take a closer look at the decision.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-29/elmhurst-college-identifies-sexual-orientation-opportunity-diversify-911