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Georgia Tech FOCUS - RSVP by November 17, 2013

In today's rapidly changing world, diversity is no longer a moral imperative; it is a key to survival.

From the very beginning in 1991, the overarching mission of FOCUS has always been to help in the effort to build a diverse community of students. Twenty-one years later, FOCUS has grown from a modest beginning to a model that is replicated by other premier institutions because of its proven success of attracting highly qualified minority undergraduate students and encouraging them to pursue graduate degrees.

As Georgia Tech pursues its vision to educate the future leaders of a technologically driven world, one of the goals is to build a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. To accomplish this, one strategy is to remain among the top producers of underrepresented minority PhDs in the country. FOCUS will play an integral part in this strategic plan.

Finally, through FOCUS and other programs, we will continue to create a campus environment of inclusion, respect, and community, where diversity is viewed as a valuable asset in every aspect of campus life.

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The Strawbridge Observatory at Haverford College houses 12-inch and 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes which are actively used by students in Haverford astronomy classes.

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