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  • MU's Asian students reluctant to report episodes of discrimination, racism

    The story is to reveal untold stories related to racial discrimination against MU's Asian students. While Na was speaking with more than 100 Asian students and several MU officials who were devising a diversity training that would be mandated for MU freshmen to take, he found several Asian students had undergone obvious racial mistreatment, but were not willing to report; and MU officials did not know of these racial instances suffered among MU Asian students.
  • A Tale of Two Neighborhoods

    This series of investigative articles examines increasing racial segregation in student neighborhoods surrounding the University of Texas at Austin. Caused by new land zoning in housing communities near campus, rent costs have been on the rise in neighborhoods near the University at the same time that increasing numbers of low-income students of color have been admitted to the University under new admissions policies. With racial tension rising, the result has been a high density of white and Asian students in expensive neighborhoods near campus, and a high density of black and Latino students in other parts of the city who must travel by bus to reach school.
  • Affirmative Action for the Well-Connected Remains Alive and Well at Texas Should Minority Students be Given Preference at Registration? Policy at U. of Illinois at Chicago fuels debate over when affirmative action is legal or ethical

    One story shows how powerful white politicians enjoy preferences in college admissions at a time when courts are barring public colleges from using affirmative action to help minority students. The other shows how pervasive preferences for minority students have become at some institutions. Based on information received through open-records requests from Texas colleges, the story examines how college presidents and deans gave special consideration to applications of the well-connected. The story spotlights such a policy at Texas A&M. The second story scrutinizes a long-standing affirmative action policy at the University of Illinois-Chicago that allows most black, Hispanic, and American Indian students to register for classes before most white and Asian students.