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  • U. Iowa adds optional LGBT question to application

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has become the nation’s first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its application, a …

  • Ex-University of Texas coach Royal dies at age 88

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A son of Depression-era Oklahoma, Darrell Royal came to Texas to take over a sleeping giant of a football program. Over 20 years, his folksy approach …

  • Deaf university roiled by gay marriage controversy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gallaudet University is under fire from both proponents and opponents of gay marriage after placing an administrator on leave for signing a petition to put Maryland’s gay-marriage …

  • High court questions Texas affirmative action plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas’ use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative …

  • High court takes up Texas affirmative action plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in some college admissions. The case could produce new limits …

  • Study: Race-neutral admissions can work

    As the Supreme Court revisits the use of race in college admissions next week, critics of affirmative action are hopeful the justices will roll back the practice. A new report …

  • Central figure in Miss. integration defies labels

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term “civil rights.” It’s as if civil rights were somehow set apart from — well, rights.

  • Pa. college revives sororities after 79-year ban

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 80 years after women at Swarthmore College voted to ban sororities because they were too exclusive, a group of female students will reinstate Greek life this …



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