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October 22, 2008

Table of Contents

1) Reject Amendment 46, Hickenlooper Tells Voters
Editorial, Rocky Mountain News
October 17, 2008
Mayor John Hickenlooper urged voters Thursday to reject Amendment 46, which would eliminate race- and gender- based affirmative action programs. He said the proposal is "a solution in search of a problem."
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2) CU Students to Rally Against Affirmative-Action Ban
Brittany Anas
Article, Colorado Daily
October 21, 2008
University of Colorado students plan to rally Wednesday in opposition of a ballot measure that they say would squelch diversity on the campus.
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3) Minority Admissions Fall at University of Michagn Schools
Marisa Schultz
Article, The Detroit News
October 21, 2008
The University of Michigan has seen an 8 percent decline in underrepresented minority freshman enrollment since it began using a race-blind admissions system after the voter-approved initiative Proposal 2 passed in 2006.
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4) Can Minneapolis Beef up Its ‘Weak’ Affirmative Action?
Anna Pratt
Article, Twin Cities Daily Planet
October 19, 2008
While the City of Minneapolis is working to improve the enforcement of various affirmative action (AA) policies concerning its internal workforce as well as outside contractors, critics say its efforts simply don’t go far enough to address a deeply entrenched problem.
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5) SBA Rule Changes for Women-Owned Small Businesses
John M. Scorsine
Article, The Colorado Springs Business Journal
October 17, 2008
There is no doubt about it; the last few weeks have had everyone in the business world holding their breath. Most of us in the baby boomer generation have watched our retirement funds melt before our eyes, while we have resigned ourselves to working far into the future.
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