Campus News

NIH broadens definition of diversity

The National Institutes of Health is redefining the terms for its diversity-oriented grants to open these programs to all “disadvantaged” applicants, such as people with disabilities and those from families whose incomes are below poverty level, regardless of their race. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, the changes began in response to recent lawsuits on the legality of race-based admissions and scholarships, such as the case against the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a case involving a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship for minorities.