Diversity

Ferris State: Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action Meant Fewer Tools To Attract Minorities

Ferris State University says a constitutional amendment – struck down Thursday, Nov. 15 by a federal appellate court – banning affirmative action in college admissions gave administrators fewer tools to build a diverse student body.

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Oklahoma Colleges, Universities Prepare For Changes Following Affirmative Action Ban

Following the passage of a state ballot measure banning the use of affirmative action, Oklahoma's colleges and universities are assessing their programs.

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Election Protest At Ole Miss Escalates, 2 Arrested

A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges.

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Florida College Students With Undocumented Parents To Get Tuition Break In Spring

The Florida Board of Education voted not to appeal a Miami federal judge’s decision that found the state’s higher tuition policy for certain college students unconstitutional.

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A Wheelchair Tour of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa

The specially equipped Dodge Sprinter pulled into the Morningside College parking lot, transporting my campus guide and his Quickie 646 SE motorized wheelchair.

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Ruling Revives Professor’s Discrimination Suit Against U of Missouri

A gender discrimination lawsuit against the University of Missouri was resurrected yesterday when Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment entered by Boone County Circuit Judge Jodie Asel last year.

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Jury Finds U Of I Rejection Was Not Due To Liberal Bias

A jury declared Wednesday that a conservative scholar who was passed over for a teaching job at the University of Iowa law school was not the victim of political discrimination.

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Hispanic Student Success

As the Supreme Court revisits the idea of affirmative action in college admissions, new reports have been released looking at the success of Hispanic students in higher education.

“Advancing to Completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students,” a report from The Education Trust, shows improvements in six-year graduation rates for students at studied schools. Another report looks at success of African American students and updates previous briefs on these populations.

Study Suggests Racial Preferences In Place At OU

A conservative think-tank has released a study suggesting the University of Oklahoma gave preferences to African Americans in admissions to its undergraduate, law and medical schools — a claim university officials dispute.

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