Diversity

Court Hears Challenge To CA Affirmative Action Ban

Backers of affirmative action asked a federal appeals court Monday to overturn California's 15-year-old ban on considering race in public college admissions, citing a steep drop in black, Latino and Native American students at the state's elite campuses.

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HBCU 'Equality' Lawsuit: Black Notables, Former HBCU Presidents and Students Pack Courtroom

Dr. Samuel Myers said it “hurt his heart” as he listened to testimony at the ongoing HBCU Equality trial, Jan. 31. The president emeritus of Bowie State College, one of Maryland’s four HBCUs, said he’s spent his life working in higher education. “And I’ve seen the disparities that exist between funding for Blacks in higher education and those generally,” he said. “And I know that the courts have long since ruled that the disparity be eliminated.”

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U of Colorado Regents Vote 5-4 To Back In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students

The University of Colorado regents narrowly voted Wednesday to support a bill that would give unsubsidized in-state tuition to undocumented students who attended high school in Colorado.

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US To Review Harvard Admission Complaints

The US Education Department is reviewing complaints that Harvard and Princeton discriminate against Asian-Americans in undergraduate admissions.

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NH House OKs Higher Tuition For Illegal Immigrants

Students at New Hampshire's public colleges who are illegal immigrants would have to pay higher out-of-state tuition rates under a bill passed by the House on Wednesday.

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Fla. Senate Panel Rejects In-State Tuition For Children Of Non-Citizens

A Senate panel voted down a bill to extend in-state college tuition to state residents who are U.S. citizens with undocumented parents.

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Montclair State University Police Investigate Anti-Gay Bias Crimes

Montclair State University police are investigating three incidents in the past week in which someone wrote threatening, anti-gay messages in a note and on the walls of the student center.

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Wayne State U Proposes Tougher Policy For Admissions

Wayne State University officials will unveil today a proposed tougher new admissions policy that is expected to reduce the student population by about 5 percent.

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RI Lawmakers Want Immigrant Tuition Law

Two Rhode Island lawmakers say they want to turn a new policy giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition at state universities into a state law to make it harder for critics to reverse.

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