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By David A. Love | April 11, 2001
I'M AN African-American who is the beneficiary of affirmative action. I find the recent federal court decision ordering the University of Michigan Law School to dismantle its affirmative-action program disturbing. I was able to take advantage of educational opportunities, first by attending Harvard College and Harvard Business School and now the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I know I was qualified for admission at all three institutions, where I and other minority students have done well.
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NEWS
April 18, 1991
Hood College in Frederick has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the New York Times Foundation to provide scholarship support to minority students from the New York area.The grant will be used to support recruitment efforts in the New York area.
FEATURES
By Laura Charles | November 17, 1991
Invited guests gathered Nov. 10 at Towson State University for a reception hosted by TSU president Hoke Smith in honor of Charles "Roc" Dutton, actor and former TSU student. Mr. Dutton, who stars in Fox Broadcasting's comedy "Roc," was in town to launch the Charles Dutton Theatre Scholarship Endowment for Minority Students at TSU and to appear later that night in a one-man Shakespeare show.7/8
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | December 12, 1990
The U.S. Department of Education has decided to begin prohibiting colleges and universities that receive federal funds from offering scholarships designated for minority students.Michael L. Williams, the Education Department's assistant secretary for civil rights, said yesterday that "race-exclusive" scholarships were discriminatory and therefore illegal.College administrators and scholarship fund directors reacted with alarm, saying that the decision could reverse decades of efforts to increase the enrollment of members of racial and ethnic minorities who have been historically underrepresented in colleges.
NEWS
February 12, 1996
John Pfeiffer, 75, who produced recordings by some of classical music's most famous artists, including Van Cliburn, Jascha Heifetz and Arturo Toscanini, in a 50-year career, died Thursday of a heart attack at his New York office.Affleck Gray, 89, a Scottish mountaineer, author and expert on the legendary Big Gray Man of Ben MacDhui, died Wednesday.The Rev. Frank C. Carr, 73, who gave up a publishing career to start a program for minority students, died Wednesday in Yuma, Ariz. Mr. Carr founded INROADS, a nonprofit college preparatory and career-development organization for minority students, in 1970.
NEWS
September 29, 1992
Dr. Stuart D. Berger might have been hired to make waves in Baltimore County, but for now he enjoys a honeymoon period in his new post as superintendent of county schools.Since taking the job three months ago, he has advanced several innovative proposals, including an all-day kindergarten, an elementary-school experiment in which letter grades are not given and an arts high school. Yet, at this early stage, many observers are waiting to see how far Dr. Berger actually goes. Will he tinker with the school system or perform a major overhaul?
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | January 27, 2006
Dr. Roland T. Smoot, the first African-American faculty member and assistant dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, died of apparent heart arrhythmia Wednesday in the hospital's emergency room. He was 78. Dr. Smoot, who retired in 2004, was on his way to the hospital from his Ashburton home for a heart test when he was stricken on the Baltimore Metro. "He was a quiet, gentle, committed and determined person who reminded me, in his own way, of Rosa Parks," said Dr. Levi Watkins, a Johns Hopkins surgeon and close friend who was a patient of Dr. Smoot's.
NEWS
By Fred Millar | May 9, 2011
Maryland now has a hard-fought "Dream Act" that offers undocumented-immigrant young people in-state tuition for post-high school education — but with many limitations, including that these "dreamers" must enroll first in Maryland community colleges. Why would a number of staunch opponents approve the act once the last-minute community college mandate was added? Because this concession is very significant in legitimating the class- and race-biased structures of U.S. higher education — especially in blessing the community colleges, said to be the "democratizing" open door to higher education.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | January 18, 1993
Black and Hispanic students are still far less likely to attend college than white students, according to a report released today by the American Council on Education.The 11th Annual Status Report on Minorities in Higher Education swings from weak optimism to deep gloom as it outlines the past year as well as the 1980s. The report is considered one of the most comprehensive and telling portraits of a crucial segment of education.The report shows that minority students are far less likely to finish high school than white students.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2012
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, the longtime president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County whose trailblazing work in educating minority students in the sciences has catapulted the university onto the national stage, has been recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the world. Hrabowski will join a renowned crowd of dignitaries, foreign heads of state, celebrities, activists and other reformers on Time magazine's 2012 Top 100 Most Influential People, due to be released Wednesday.
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