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EXPLAINER: Supreme Court takes up race in college admissions

Jan. 25, 2022 00:21 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to review a challenge to the consideration of race in college admission decisions, often known as affirmative action. With three new conservative justices on the court since its last review, the practice may be facing its greatest threat yet. ...

Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

Jan. 24, 2022 20:39 PM EST

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda. The court said it will take up lawsuits claiming...

It's men only in Nordic combined at the Olympics for now

Jan. 23, 2022 10:54 AM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Like her brother, Annika Malacinski dreams of going to the Olympics in Nordic combined. As wintry weather settled in at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Mount Van Hoevenberg last fall, she and Niklas trained together in this tiny town that hosted the 1980...

University will end draft work on gender inclusion policy

Jan. 21, 2022 13:05 PM EST

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota plans to end its work on a policy for gender inclusion and has no plans to implement it. The policy that was being drafted required use of a transgender person’s preferred pronouns and the use of locker rooms, bathrooms and...

Former NFL CB Hasty works for racial equity in hirings

Jan. 21, 2022 12:56 PM EST

Former NFL cornerback James Hasty is working to eliminate bias and racial disparity in sports hiring through his new search firm, Eneje Consulting. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the only Black head coach in the league after Miami fired Brian Flores and Houston fired David Culley. ...

New approach to teaching race in school divides New Mexico

Jan. 20, 2022 18:57 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s social studies standards has stirred debate over how race should be taught in schools, with thousands of parents and teachers weighing in on changes that would dramatically increase instruction related to racial and social identity...

North Dakota bishops oppose UND gender inclusion policy

Jan. 20, 2022 16:59 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group that represents North Dakota’s Roman Catholic bishops is opposing a proposed gender inclusion policy at the University of North Dakota. The policy, which is still in draft form, would require the use of a transgender person’s preferred pronouns and...

University diversity head resigns for plagiarism on MLK Day

Jan. 20, 2022 12:12 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The interim vice provost for diversity at the University of Kansas has resigned after acknowledging that a message he sent out to the campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day was largely plagiarized. D.A. Graham's resignation was accepted Wednesday and is...

Vatican includes group backing women's ordination on website

Jan. 20, 2022 10:13 AM EST

ROME (AP) — The Vatican has included a group that advocates for women’s ordination on a website promoting a two-year consultation of rank-and-file Catholics, indicating that Pope Francis wants to hear from all Catholics during the process. The inclusion of the Women’s...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 19, 2022 17:17 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. January 13, 2022. Editorial: DeSantis plays fast and loose with COVID facts to justify expired tests After Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried claimed that Florida might allow nearly one million COVID-19 tests to expire, a spokesman for...