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USM to continue race-conscious policies despite Trump administration move

12-19-14 BALTIMORE, MD- Photos from the press conference introducing Dr. Robert L. Caret as the Chancellor- Designate for the University System of Maryland. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Maryland’s public universities should continue to be able to use existing race-conscious factors in their admissions process despite the Trump administration’s announcement it was rescinding previous guidance designed to encourage schools to consider race in admissions decisions. The administration’s actions could disincentivize universities ...

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Transgender girl forgoes ‘Jane Doe’ moniker in lawsuit

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Welcome to Monday, the 53rd anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Transgender girl is no mere “plaintiff” in lawsuit against private school. — Is affirmative action still necessary? — ...

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Justice Department may sue schools over affirmative action

In this Nov. 29, 2016 photo, then-Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is shown while meeting with Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials are planning a new project to investigate and sue universities over affirmative action admissions policies they determine discriminate against white applicants, according to a U.S. government official. The project will be based out of the department’s ...

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