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UCLA to get African American studies department

UCLA’s Academic Senate unanimously voted Thursday to establish an Afro-American studies department. The move means that the current interdepartmental program will be dismantled. 

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Transgender student sues university over on-campus housing denial

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An Oregon college student is suing his university for discrimination. Jayce Marcus, who is transgender, is a sophomore at George Fox University in Newberg. He applied for on-campus housing in one of the school’s male dormitories, but was denied admission. 

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NCAA champion: ‘I go to bed starving’

Shabazz Napier is one of the bet college basketball players in the country. He recently took home the NCAA championship title, but the University of Connecticut point guard recently told reporters that he goes to bed “starving.” 

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Towson University Debate Team becomes first black female pair to win championship

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Ameena Ruffing and Korey Johnson made history by becoming the first black female pair to take home the Cross Examination Debate Association national championship last week.

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Transgender student discriminated against for using women’s bathroom

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  A North Carolina student says she was discriminated against after using a women’s bathroom. Andraya Williams, who is a member of the transgender community, was headed to class after using the ladies’ washroom at the Overcash Building at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte when the incident occurred. 

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High School student receives Gates Millennium Scholarship, graduates early

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An Indianapolis teen has been awarded the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. Alex Dunlap, 16, who attends Broad Ripple High School, is one of only 1,000 students in the country to receive the honor. She’ll be graduating a year early in May. 

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College promoting diversity names lover of confederacy president

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The College of Charleston adopted a 2012 Diversity Strategic Plan, to address the school’s many “diversity challenges.” Now, the board has created a new challenge with the election of its new president. 

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New York student accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools

Yesterday we reported that D.C. native 17-year-old Avery Coffey had been accepted into five Ivy League schools.  We are happy to report that another high school senior, Kwasi Enin, has been accepted into all eight Ivy League institutions. 

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D.C. student accepted into five Ivy League colleges

The season of college acceptance is upon us, and while many high schoolers are lucky to get accepted into one prestigious institution, one Washington D. C. student has five vying for him. Avery Coffey applied to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Brown. He got into all of them. 

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‘Dear White People’ film creator uses satire, comedy to tackle race

College students across the country are tackling race and prejudice, and a new film is taking on the issue through comedy and satire. Dear White People follows a group of black students at a fictional, Ivy League school. One of the characters host a radio program of the same title where she confronts racism faced by […]

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