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South Carolina college considering race in admissions again

August 1, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s public College of Charleston is resuming affirmative action practices in its admission process after stopping roughly two years ago.

The Charleston Post and Courier reported Tuesday that the college will conduct additional application reviews for students of color not initially recommended for admission.

The school remains more than 80 percent white, and interim President Stephen C. Osborne says they have “not moved the needle enough regarding our African-American student enrollment.”

Race had been taken into account in admissions before 2016, but that quietly stopped after recruitment efforts had positive results. Osborne says he’s told the admissions team “to make it abundantly clear that, as an institution, we do and will consider race as a factor in our holistic review process.”

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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