Campus News

Group against affirmative action moves for ban in college admissions

The Michigan Civil Rights Initiative submitted a petition reportedly containing more than half a million signatures in support of a statewide ban on affirmative action in college admissions and government hiring. The petitions, if certified to contain sufficient signatures under state law, would add a measure to the 2006 election ballot to amend Michigan’s constitution to prohibit the use of racial or gender bias in admissions and hiring for the state’s public universities.