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September 9, 2019

Plain Dealer Highlights CIM's Diversity Enrollment and Housing Initiatives


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More diversity in the student body, a new student housing complex and many other initiatives at CIM were highlighted in a story about the Institute by The Plain Dealer the weekend of September 6-8.

The article, published online on Friday, September 6 and again in the Cleveland paper's Sunday, September 8 print edition focused on the positive momentum gained by CIM's efforts to increase diversity in enrollment and also the construction of the new student housing complex. Several other elements of CIM's strategic plan, Blueprint:100 also were featured - including the Institute's development, progress and change in response to a changing student population.

From The Plain Dealer:

"Diversity, equity, and inclusion are eternal aspirations. So, at a music school, are the needs for student housing and high artistic standards. Still, (CIM President and CEO Paul) Hogle said, at CIM, there’s much to celebrate these days, and even more to look forward to.

"For me, these kinds of real stories and real experiences are a big part of it," Hogle said, referring to the changing face of CIM’s student body. "I think what you’re seeing is an institution with a lot of positive forward momentum."

In addition to Hogle, music reporter Zach Lewis included comments from Chris Ronayne, president of University Circle Inc. and Afa Dworkin, president and artistic director of the Sphinx Organization. Both Ronayne and Dworkin expressed their support for and praised CIM for being world-class, adding vitality to the everyday life of University Circle and for leading the way among other institutions in making diversity, equity and inclusion an "authentic priority."

Click here to read the article.