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University staff should go to mosques and working class youth clubs to improve campus diversity, says watchdog

Universities should consider reaching out to mosques to recruit more students from ethnic minorities, regulator suggestsUK university staff should consider spending time in mosques and youth centres across the country to boost the number of students from minority groups, the higher education regulator has said.

Sir Michael Barber, chair of the Office for Students (OfS), has accused UK universities of “passively waiting” for underrepresented students to apply, instead of seeking them out. ..more:  .independent

Imam About Town

NEW YORK, USA

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From wedding ceremonies to the NYPD, there isn’t an area of Muslim life in New York that the young Imam Khalid Latif hasn’t worked tirelessly to improve

In 2000, Khalid Latif, an 18-year-old first year undergraduate at New York University, still fresh off the train from Edison, New Jersey, found himself standing before a group of his fellow Muslim students, delivering his first sermon. ‘What do you mean give the sermon? You want me to stand in front of 150 people and lecture them about their religion?’ he responded, when the then president of NYU’s Islamic Center invited him to cover for an absent imam. ‘He said, “Just do it. You can do it.”’ more at http://brownbook.me/