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Court Upholds California Affirmative Action Ban

Affirmative action proponents took a hit Monday as a federal appeals court panel upheld California's ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities.

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California State Colleges Weigh Asking Students About Sexual Orientation

The voluntary poll would come in response to a law that seeks to gauge the size of LGBT populations and whether they are being adequately served. But some question how the data would be used.

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U Of Michigan Students Protest Affirmative Action Ban Outside Federal Appeals Court

About 50 protesters, many of them University of Michigan students, have gathered outside a federal appeals court taking another look at the state's ban on affirmative action in college admissions and government hiring.

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At Michigan Universities, Enrollment Of Chinese Students Is Soaring

The number of Chinese students enrolling at Michigan State University has soared by more than 400% during the last four years, mirroring a national trend that experts say is attributed to increasing personal wealth and limited higher education opportunities in China.

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Harvard Group Seeks Degrees For Expelled Gays

Students and faculty at Harvard University are calling on the school to award posthumous degrees to seven students expelled nearly a century ago for being gay or perceived as gay, and they're timing a rally for their cause to coincide with a visit by Lady Gaga.

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Wayne State University Adopts Programs To Close Achievement Gap Between Black And White Students

After spending most of his career as an executive at Ford Motor Co., Wayne State President Allan Gilmour knows plenty about retooling. Taking a redesigned car from the drawing board to the showroom can take three or four years.

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Tufts University Addressing Race, Diversity

Tufts University is pushing to address race, ethnicity and diversity on campus in an effort to provide a more inclusive environment for diversity.

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Colleges Worry That Court Could Make Diversity Harder to Maintain

The news that the Supreme Court is revisiting the use of race as a factor in admissions decisions, just nine years after upholding it in a University of Michigan case, has admissions officials worried about maintaining diversity and confounded that the question is being reconsidered so soon.

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Affirmative Action Case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a major case on affirmative action in higher education, adding another potential blockbuster to a docket already studded with them.

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U.S. Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Prop. 209

Advocates for minority students, backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, implored a federal appeals court Monday to reconsider California's voter-approved ban on affirmative action based on race or gender preferences in education and state hiring.

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