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NIH Settles, NSF Sued in Student Cases

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Science  02 Jan 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5347, pp. 22
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5347.22a

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Opponents of affirmative action won an out-of-court victory last month against a federal program aimed at attracting more minority students into biomedicine and health careers. The settlement is part of a highly visible legal campaign spearheaded by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Individual Rights and is the latest in a spate of attacks on affirmative action policies in higher education, which have now broadened from college and graduate school admissions to federally supported training programs.