GAMBIER — Kenyon College has been selected as one of 24 schools nationwide to participate in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence initiative, aimed at helping colleges and universities recruit and advance students in the natural sciences.

The HHMI initiative focuses on helping schools break down institutional barriers to inclusion of students underrepresented in science education, such as first-generation students and students from racial and ethnic minorities. Schools selected to participate in the initiative receive a $1 million grant, supplied over a five-year period, to implement a plan to engage more students in science.

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