Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Matchbook Lady, Mar 10, 2004.
Subject: Opportunity for Students
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Good Information, thank you for sharing
I received the following from Washington University in St. Louis:
It is our pleasure. Thank you for the correction.
Thanks Destee, I'll have to make this correction to the person I sent it to.
There is a much bigger correction to be made regarding the John B. Ervin Scholarship at Washington University. I am a sophomore at Washington University, and yesterday, the administration announced that the Ervin scholarship is no longer only for African-Americans. Starting next year, this scholarship is open to everyone. This decision was made after WashU was pressured by right-wing legal organizations (such as the one who sued University of Michigan) and threatened with a law suit based on reverse-discrimination. There are other minority-only scholarships at WashU, specifically the Annika Rodriguez scholarship for Hispanic students, however WashU was only threatened and told to change the African-American undergraduate scholarship. Washington University is not the only school targeted; these organizations are threatening many of the best universities across the nation. The African-American student body at WashU is outraged. I just thought that I would let this forum know, being that this not only affects WashU students and prospective WashU students, but also the black community as a whole. If you would like to know more about this issue, here's a link to the article in our school newspaper: http://www.studlife.com/news/2004/0...rship.Drops.BlacksOnly.Criterion-649597.shtml
Much love and peace to all,
(a disappointed and discouraged black student)
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