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September 16, 2008

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1) Students From Racially, Ethnically Diverse Medical Schools Say They Are Better Prepared To Care For Diverse Patient Population
Article, American Medical Association
September 10, 2008
Medical students who attend racially and ethnically diverse medical schools say they are more prepared to care for patients in a diverse society, a new study in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association finds.
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2) Ward Connerly Cashes In: Profiteering exposed by...The American Conservative!
Kristina Wilfore
Article, The Huffington Post
September 16, 2008
Ward Connerly, the California lobbyist who has been running a divisive, multi-million dollar campaign to outlaw equal opportunity programs across the country, has been exposed by an unlikely source- The American Conservative.
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3) Affirmative Action Ban to Appear on Nebraska Ballot; Lawsuit Filed
Leslie Reed
Article, Omaha World-Herald
September 12, 2008
Opponents of a measure to ban affirmative action in Nebraska have filed a lawsuit, saying more than 40 percent of the signatures on petitions were invalid. The lawsuit, filed late Thursday, did not stop Secretary of State John Gale from including the proposal on the ballot. Friday was the deadline for Gale to certify the ballot for the Nov. 4 election.
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4) Women Urge Congress to Block Contracting Program
Kent Hoover
Article, Jacksonville Business Journal
September 12, 2008
Women business owners hope Congress will block a new procurement program that they say falls short of what is needed to give women their fair share of federal contracts. Legislation enacted in December 2000 directed the federal government to set aside contracts for women in industries where they have been underrepresented.
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5) Saginaw Valley State University Overcomes Proposal 2, Attracts More Minority Freshmen
Andy Hoag
Article, The Saginaw News
September 13, 2008
Michigan's ban on affirmative action has hurt minority recruiting at some colleges, but Saginaw Valley State University isn't among them. By using focused recruiting and special scholarships as tools, SVSU has increased its share of under-represented minorities -- blacks, Hispanics and American Indians -- by 4.25 percent this fall, to 245 freshmen from 235.
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