Saturday, November 12, 2005

U.S. Orders College to Drop Fellowships For Minorities

Southern Illinois University is involved in a law suit with the justice department, over three minority scholorship programs. The scholarship programs are aimed at women and minorities, the justice department calls them discriminatory.
Less than 8 percent of SIU's 5,500 graduate students are black or Hispanic. University spokeswoman Sue Davis said Friday that the programs have helped improve the school's diversity and are similar to those at other schools nationwide.
I would like to know more about this case. If anyone has information, I would like to know.

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