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HBCU supporters eye legislative solution to protracted litigation (access required)

Thirteen years after filing a lawsuit alleging the state of Maryland had willfully supported predominantly white institutions over historically black colleges, backers of the traditionally black schools sense an opportunity to resolve the case — but they see that opportunity ...

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HBCU supporters vow to continue fight for higher lawsuit settlement (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Supporters of Maryland’s historically black colleges and universities have been fighting for more than a decade and are not going away now, they told the governor and lawmakers at a rally outside the state government complex Wednesday. Black ...

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Parties propose special master candidates in Md. college segregation case (access required)

The parties to a lawsuit over segregation at Maryland colleges proposed Monday candidates to oversee the implementation of a federal judge’s order despite the state’s last-minute request to stay the process. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake issued a permanent ...

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State seeks change to ruling on segregation on Md. colleges (access required)

The state is asking a federal judge to vacate her judgment from October 2013 finding Maryland’s state colleges and universities maintained traces of past segregation, arguing the court’s decision was based on flawed reasoning that came to light during this ...

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Attorneys for HBCUs seek more than $20M in fees in federal lawsuit (access required)

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit over segregation’s lingering impact on Maryland’s state universities are seeking more than $20 million in attorneys’ fees at the close of more than a decade of litigation. The Coalition for Excellence and Equity in Maryland ...

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Federal judge orders special master, remedial plan to combat segregation at Md. colleges (access required)

A federal judge has permanently enjoined Maryland’s university system from unnecessarily duplicating programs of historically black colleges and universities and ordered a special master be appointed to oversee the creation of a remedial plan to “eliminate vestiges of the prior de ...

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Md.’s historically black colleges take aim at the future (access required)

Cory Roscoe knew he wanted to go to a historically black college. The Baltimore native wanted a smaller classroom experience so he could get to know his professors and classmates. “The HBCU, it feel like family,” Roscoe said. “It feel ...

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