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University of Georgia Files Appeal in Race-Based Admissions Ruling

University of Georgia Files Appeal in Race-Based Admissions Ruling – Brief Article SAVANNAH, GA. The University of Georgia’s president, Dr. Michael F. Adams, announced here earlier this month that the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia will pursue an “extremely vigorous” legal appeal of a federal judge’s decision that the university could […]

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Health professions & related clinical sciences Total Minority Baccalaureate

Health professions & related clinical sciences Total Minority Baccalaureate Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences TOTAL MINORITY BACCALAUREATE Preliminary 2003 ’01-’02 2002-2003 Rank Institution State Total Men Women Total 1 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Fla. 238 22 193 215 2 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Fla. 139 31 140 171 2 SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A&M COLLEGE La. […]

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President-elect Bush’s Great Opportunity – George W. Bush

President-elect Bush’s Great Opportunity – George W. Bush – Brief Article C. Peter Magrath President-elect Bush has a marvelous opportunity to confound his critics and truly unify the nation — in a way precisely opposite to the actions of Rutherford B. Hayes, who gained the presidency in the disputed election of 1876. Consider first the […]

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‘Wrestling with diversity’ – a list of books discussing affirmative action and the recent Supreme Court decisions re. University of Michigan

‘Wrestling with diversity’ – a list of books discussing affirmative action and the recent Supreme Court decisions re. University of Michigan – Bibliography While the Supreme Court and lower courts debated the issue of affirmative action in higher education, many in the academic community took to writing their own arguments. Here are a few of […]

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A Dream Deferred

A Dream Deferred – Review Michele N-K Collison A Dream Deferred by Shelby Steele, Harper Collins, $19.95, 185 pages. In this new book, the author of the 1990 award-winning, The Content of Our Character, continues his argument that governmental policies such as affirmative action do more to harm than help African Americans. The self-described Black […]

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Calif. colleges not liable for off-campus injuries, court rules

Calif. colleges not liable for off-campus injuries, court rules – noteworthy news Eric Freedman QUINCY, CALIF. California community colleges and their faculty are not responsible for injuries to students who are engaged in off-campus assignments, a state appellate court has unanimously held. The decision bars a suit by a Feather River Community College student who […]

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Mt. San Antonio College was awarded a $121,000 grant from the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles to fund the Mt. SAC Relays Youth Day

Mt. San Antonio College was awarded a $121,000 grant from the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles to fund the Mt. SAC Relays Youth Day Mt. San Antonio College (Calif.) was awarded a $121,000 grant from the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles to fund the Mt. SAC Relays Youth Day. The relays are two […]

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Predictive Value

Predictive Value – Educause 2000 conference Ronald Roach Educause 2000 conference highlights new technology NASHVILLE, TENN. There’s no doubt that rapid changes in information technology create uncertainty and anxiety throughout the economy and society at large. Experts agree that change is nowhere more revolutionary than in American higher education. “Moore’s Law continues. We’re not going […]

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CUNY Trustees Reaffirm Commitment to Remediation Cutbacks

CUNY Trustees Reaffirm Commitment to Remediation Cutbacks – Brief Article NEW YORK — After much controversy, City University of New York trustees voted last month to reform remedial education at CUNY’s 11 four-year colleges. Under the new remedial policy, students who fail one or more of me university’s placement exams in reading, writing, and math […]

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Private tuition increases 5 percent

Private tuition increases 5 percent – four-year independent colleges and universities WASHINGTON – Tuition rates increased by 5 percent at four-year independent colleges and universities according to a report released by the College Board in September. While that is the same rate change as last year and marks the tenth straight year that the rate […]