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May 30, 2001

US Supreme Court upholds affirmative action
The United States Supreme Court has backed race-based admissions after years of lower court rulings, as well as referendums, that have chipped away at the use of affirmative action programmes in admissions and led to a sharp decline in the number of minority students at US universities.

Protest shuts New Zealand university

One of New Zealand's eight universities, Canterbury, shut for half a day in protest against a government scheme to tie a “woefully inadequate” funding increase of 2.6 per cent to a freeze on tuition fees.

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