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From the column: "Asian students being denied admission are part of a group that also faced severe discrimination in the past."
From the column: "An amicus brief (pointed) out that affirmative action, far from hurting Asian-American students, actually benefits them. Overturning affirmative action 'would benefit only White applicants'.”
One of the most important, but least heralded, responsibilities of our legislators is electing regents for the University of Minnesota.
The "Bill Nye the Science Guy" star implored Winona State students and community members to take action on climate change by voting in next week's general election.
This is the first time that all of the colleges and universities of Minnesota State have waived the application fee for an entire month.
From the column: "If you're part of the other 99% of prospective students, you'll likely be considering other options. Luckily for you, there are tons of great colleges — most of which don't make the U.S. News list at all."

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From the column: "Ditch the 'research' of comparing lists and rankings. Instead, delve into the qualitative data you collect yourself."
From the column: "I will not receive a penny from this policy, but I recognize the extremely positive benefits to an accessible education."
Johnson, 65, is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa who lives in Duluth. He retired last month as the University of Minnesota's first senior director of American Indian Tribal Nations relations.

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