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Progress Reported in Removal of Discrimination Clauses from N.Y. College Applications

December 19, 1949
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The New York State Board of Regents reported during the week-end that “substantial progress” has been made in eliminating discriminatory questions about race, religion, color and national origin from college applications. The Board’s committee on anti-discrimination in colleges and universities said that only two of the 75 non-denominational colleges and junior colleges in the state still ask questions on religion while one seeks to ascertain the applicant’s nationality.

(A special committee investigating fraternity discrimination will report to the board of trustees of Rutgers University next week, it was announced in New Brunswick, N.J., over the week-end. The student council of the University’s Law School in Newark earlier approved a resolution condemning discrimination and called on the University to withdraw approval from any fraternity practicing discrimination.)

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