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MIT Broadens Minority-Only Programs

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Science  21 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5610, pp. 1167
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5610.1167

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This month, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that, under pressure from the government, it will now accept white students into a summer program for minority high school students and a similar effort to help incoming minority freshmen. The Cambridge school's retreat comes at the same time that it is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold race as a factor in admissions, in pending cases involving the University of Michigan.