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Trump to Reverse Obama-Era Guidelines on Considering Race in College Admissions

Trump's efforts to rescind the affirmative action guidelines just add to the trend to erase landmark accomplishments of the Obama legacy.

The Trump administration plans to toss an Obama-era guideline that encourages colleges and universities to consider race as a way of promoting diversity.

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With Weeks to Live, Charles Krauthammer Posts Farewell Column

Our journalist, Frank Kineavy, helps us understand Krauthammer's legacy — and what a powerful role model he is to everyone excelling in their career (who has a disability).

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For nearly 30 years Charles Krauthammer has been one of the most stoic and prolific political commentators of his time. First a columnist at the New Republic and the Washington Post, later a talking head for Fox News, this conservative pundit has gained national admiration for his ability to express his opinion in an unapologetic yet dignified manner.

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Roland Fryer, whose research claims racism in police shootings is a myth, among other things, is under investigation for creating a "hostile" work environment and objectifying women, according to The Harvard Crimson.

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More Colleges 'Commit' to Diversity Initiatives

Yale, Brown and NYU have stated their goals, but time will tell how they hold up in the long run.

Student protesters at Yale University.

A lack of diversity and instances of blatant racism on college campuses have both recently garnered mass media attention. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Amherst and Occidental are just a few schools that have had protests, sit-ins, walk-outs and demonstrations, with Claremont McKenna and University of Missouri even witnessing a collective three staff resignations. These incidents have sparked campus conversations as well as initiatives from the universities to promote diversity. Recently, Yale, Brown and NYU have made headlines for their efforts by committing a significant increase in funds for a diverse faculty as well as more on-campus resources. 

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Portraits of Black Professors at Harvard Defaced

Yet another incident of racism on college campuses, which authorities are investigating as a hate crime

Harvard Law School on Thursday became the newest addition to the ever-growing list of collegiate campuses being plagued by racially-charged incidents. Black strips of tape were stuck on several portraits of Black professors at the university. Not all portraits with Black professors were defaced, but only Black professors were targeted. University authorities currently do not have any suspects.

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New Coalition To Encourage Talented, But Poor Students To Apply To More Competitive Schools

The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success has teamed up with Stanford, Dartmouth, Penn State, Rutgers and 84 others to change the way colleges can achieve greater inclusion in their student populations.

The lack of diversity in secondary education has recently been coming to light all over the country, with protests and outrage coming from Yale, University of Missouri, Occidental, Ahmerst, Claremont McKenna and Ithaca. For some students, the problem begins right at the application process. The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success has partnered with 83 schools across the country, including Harvard, Brown, Cornell and Princeton, to provide all students with the same opportunities to attend college.

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Harvard Makes History As It Admits Highest Number of Black and Latino Students to Date

One of the most selective Ivy League schools in the country is recognized for its record-breaking numbers of accepted underrepresented teens.

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By Julissa Catalan

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