Monday, May 16, 2005

Set asides 

According to Scott Norvell of Tongue Tied, students at the University of Oregon have to meet a race requirement to preregister for some math classes. The school insists the practice meets legal requirements.

Reported to me by an angry parent of a graduate from SCSU on Saturday: During her commencement address, a student government leader singled out students of color and international students for recognition. (This is not mentioned in the story, but I've confirmed it with another attendee.) He asked me if the university had vetted the student's address. I don't know, but I doubt they disapproved of the special recognition.