Campus News

Colorado voters preserve affirmative action programs for public colleges

A ballot measure that would have banned affirmative-action programs based on race, gender and national origin in Colorado was defeated Nov. 4 by voters, the Rocky Mountain News, a Denver, Colo.-based paper, reported.

The measure would have been applied at public colleges and other state agencies. The vote marks the first time that the initiative, which is circulating throughout the country, has been defeated. California passed a similar measure 10 years ago, while Michigan followed suit two years ago and Nebraska voted in favor of it this year, the paper reported.