Freeman Hrabowski: 4 pillars of college success in science

At age 12, Freeman Hrabowski marched with Martin Luther King. Now he’s president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he works to create an environment that helps under-represented students — specifically African-American, Latino and low-income learners — get degrees in math and science. He shares the four pillars of UMBC’s approach.

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20 thoughts on “Freeman Hrabowski: 4 pillars of college success in science

  1. I THINK THIS GUY IS A COMPLETE FRAUD. I AM NOT A RACIST. I HAD A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE AS A WHITE MALE AT UMBC.

  2. Wow, that was a nice talk. I really enjoyed the last words at the end of the video. "Choice not chance determines your destiny, dreams and values"

  3. Love to hear Freeman speak! I'm a UMBC student right now and he's really inspiring. He smells good too…

  4. Inspiring! I am a Latina female college student pursuing a degree in Biology; I will be sharing this with my university. :) 

  5. Dr. H was Pres Obama's first pick for Secretary of Education, but he turned it down to stay at UMBC. At a Q&A in the dorms, he said he had more freedom to do what he needs to as a college president, than as Sec of Education. Also that the position would wear him down to less than optimal performance. lol And he hates the politics that go with it. I'm happy he stayed here, though he would make a good SoE.

  6. Amazing speech. I'm Asian American, but I grew up in a bad neighborhood. I got into a top school through a minority program, and I somehow became one of the few surviving science majors. Hopefully grad school at UMBC!

  7. i had to stop walking as soon as he discounted minorities for learning. Stop generalizing entire races, genders, and ethnic communities, it's sickening. There are many low income white families, as there is other races. We live in 2013, not 1943. ALL ARE EQUAL.

  8. This guy should be the head of the department of education. He can make American students the best in the world.

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