Quick Takes: Harassment, Ethics and Racial Preferences
March 14, 2005
- The former chancellor of the University of New Orleans used more than $45,000 in state funds to help pay for the weddings of two daughters, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune . The newspaper reported that the Louisiana Board of Ethics and Gregory M. St. L. O'Brien, who is now president of the Argosy University Group, had negotiated a settlement to end a state inquiry into the matter, and that the settlement imposed no fines on O'Brien.
- Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges have decided to open a summer program for incoming minority students to all first-year students in response to a legal threat from the Center for Equal Opportunity, reported The Phoenix, the student newspaper at Swarthmore. Officials at the colleges said the chance was needed to bring the Summer Tri-Co Institute into compliance with the "letter of the law" in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2003 decision involving admissions practices at the University of Michigan.
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