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College Diversity Nears Its Last Stand

Diversity is the last man standing, the sole remaining legal justification for racial preferences in deciding who can study at public universities. Should the Supreme Court disavow it, the student body at the University of Texas and many other public colleges and universities would almost instantly become whiter and more Asian, and less black and Hispanic.

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Michigan State University Students March Against Racism

Several hundred Michigan State University students marched silently near campus Thursday to advocate an end to racism.

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Governor OKs College Aid For Undocumented Immigrants In California

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday allowing undocumented immigrant college students access to public financial aid, marking California's relatively liberal ground in a bitter row over immigration nationwide.

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Rally Draws 500 To State House To Protest In-State Tuition Action

A news conference and rally organized by six state lawmakers drew some 500 people to the front of the State House Wednesday afternoon to protest Governor Chafee's support for in-state tuition and possible driver's permits for undocumented immigrants.

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SB185 Raises Race Factor In California Admissions

A satirical bake sale at UC Berkeley captured national attention this week when its Republican student sponsors priced cupcakes according to the buyer's ethnicity.

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Illegal Students Face Obstacles Even After College

When Rhode Island became the thirteenth state to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants at public colleges, supporters heralded the move as one that would give students the kind of advanced education they need to succeed in the work force.

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On Immigrant Tuition, Texans See It Perry’s Way (Opinion)

Rick Perry’s tuition troubles have a lot to do with the difference between politics in Texas and politics everywhere else.

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Univ. of Wisconsin Diversity Officer At Center Of Admissions Maelstrom

Talk show host Bill O'Reilly called him "a loon." The head of a conservative think tank said he fed students propaganda and egged on a student "mob."

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Brown Weighs Bill Challenging Ban On Affirmative Action

The measure could put race and gender back into the admissions process at California's public universities 15 years after the state's voters banned affirmative action.

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Race-Based Bake Sale Attracts Attention At UC Berkeley

A face-off on the UC Berkeley campus this morning pitted Democrats vs. Republicans, pro-affirmative-action students vs. those favoring race-blind policies, and, ultimately, cupcakes vs. brownies.

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