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July 15, 2008
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1. Article, KETV 7 Omaha, Nebraska's anti-equal opportunity ballot initiative would end diversity programs that give undergraduate students hands-on experience at University of Nebraska Medical Center
1) Vote For Petition Could Endanger UNMC Diversity Program
Article, KETV 7 Omaha
July 8, 2008
Diversity programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center give undergraduate college students the opportunity to get hands-on experience, but the program could suffer if voters approve an affirmative action petition in November.
2) SIUC Faculty Senate Mulls Over Resolutions
Article, The Southern
July 8, 2008
The senate did not take a vote on either of the resolutions which address diversity, affirmative action and the hiring of academic affairs administrators. They tabled each resolution for further review, discussion and possible rewrites.
3) Boosting Opportunities
Article, Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 13, 2008
The Las Vegas Valley is a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity, with a near-constant stream of accolades anointing it one of the nation's best markets for startup businesses. And a fair number of businesspeople flocking to the city for new opportunities are minorities.
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