University of Michigan renews decades-long struggle to increase black enrollment

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Monday, February 3, 2014

When University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman speaks of the Ann Arbor school's minority enrollment, she doesn't sugarcoat her dissatisfaction.

"Our numbers are not where we'd like them to be," she said in a recent interview.

Coleman echoes the frustrations of black students who often say they're one of few underrepresented minority faces in their classes. Some students have been so upset about low minority enrollment and the climate on campus that members of the Black Student Union staged a protest on the steps of Hill Auditorium on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, issuing seven demands to the university.

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