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ERIC Number: EJ822509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-14
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
State Ballots on Stem Cells and Race Are Decided
Wiedeman, Reeves
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n12 pA1 Nov 2008
This article reports that a state ballot measure to ban affirmative-action programs based on race, gender, and national origin at public colleges and other state agencies was defeated. Colorado voters narrowly rejected such a referendum last week by a razor-thin margin that took two days to become official. Voters in Nebraska, however, took the opposite stand, approving a similar ballot question. Those measures were among 19 referenda related to higher education that voters in 15 states decided in last week's election. Among the ballot questions approved were a plan in Arkansas to create a state lottery, whose proceeds would go to college scholarships, and bond measures in New Mexico to pay for construction on college campuses. Michigan residents cast ballots on embryonic-stem-cell research, voting to relax that state's restrictions on such work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Colorado; Michigan; Nebraska; New Mexico