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2009-01-20 14:11:21

New research may be able to explain why men are more capable of watching what they eat than women. Women's brains are at fault, researchers said in their report published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "There is something going on in the female," lead researcher Gene-Jack Wang, of Brookhaven National Laboratory, told the Associated Press. "The signal is so much different." He and his colleagues compared the results of positron emission tomography (PET) brain scans from...

2009-01-13 15:56:00

Tepper School of Business Research Indicates Color-Blind Enrollment Would Provide Little Gain To Non-Minority Students and Result in Alternative Minority Enrollment Strategies PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University provides compelling evidence that a universal ban on affirmative action in higher education would severely limit the level of minority enrollment at top-tier colleges in the United States. In fact,...

2008-10-21 18:00:25

Social environment may play a major role in the disparity between African-Americans with hypertension compared to whites with the disease, researchers said. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore found that the difference in incidence of high blood pressure was substantially reduced when comparing groups of African-Americans and non-Hispanic whites living in similar social environments. Previous studies have found that African-Americans tend to...

2008-09-10 03:00:18

Which serves the interests of the black community better: a black student admitted to a top-tier law school, such as Harvard, Stanford or Yale, and winds up in the bottom 10 percent of his class, flunks out, or cannot pass the bar examination, or a black student admitted to a far less prestigious law school, performs just as well as his white peers, graduates and passes the bar? I, and hopefully any other American, would say that doing well and graduating from a less prestigious law...

2008-09-07 15:00:20

By WALTER E. WILLIAMS Which serves the interests of the black community better: a black student admitted to a top-tier law school, such as Harvard, Stanford or Yale, and winds up in the bottom 10 percent of his class, flunks out, or cannot pass the bar examination, or a black student admitted to a far less prestigious law school, performs just as well as his white peers, graduates and passes the bar? I, and hopefully any other American, would say that doing well and graduating from a less...

2008-07-29 03:00:59

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Sunday that he supports a proposed ballot initiative in his home state that would prohibit affirmative action policies from state and local governments. A decade ago, he called a similar effort "divisive." Mr. McCain was asked Sunday whether he supported an effort to get a referendum on the ballot in Arizona that would "do away with affirmative action." "Yes, I do," he said in an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's This...

2008-07-29 00:00:23

By Kevin Freking WASHINGTON - Presidential challenger John McCain said Sunday that he supports a proposed ballot initiative in his home state that would prohibit affirmative action policies from state and local governments. A decade ago, he called a similar effort "divisive." The reversal comes as McCain, a conservative senator from Arizona, seeks to tailor his policies and rhetoric to independent- minded voters who will determine the outcome of November election. Both McCain and...

2008-07-28 09:00:44

By WILLIAM DOUGLAS By William Douglas McClatchy News Service CHICAGO Presidential challengers John McCain and Barack Obama sparred over affirmative action Sunday, with McCain backing an effort to end state and locally run minority preferences and Obama saying policies that consider race need to continue. McCain, speaking on ABC's "This Week," said he backs a proposed ballot initiative in his home state of Arizona that would prohibit affirmative action policies by state and local...

2008-07-28 09:00:44

By Associated Press CHICAGO -- Presidential candidate John McCain on Sunday endorsed a proposal to ban affirmative action programs in his home state, a policy that Democratic rival Barack Obama called a disappointing embrace of divisive tactics. In the past, McCain has criticized such ballot initiatives. In an interview that aired Sunday, McCain was asked whether he supported an effort to get a referendum on the ballot in Arizona that would do away with race and gender-based...

2008-07-27 18:00:02

CHICAGO _ Presidential challengers John McCain and Barack Obama sparred over affirmative action Sunday, with McCain backing an effort to end state and locally run minority preferences and Obama saying policies that consider race need to continue. McCain, speaking on ABC's "This Week," said he backs a proposed ballot initiative in his home state of Arizona that would prohibit affirmative action policies by state and local governments. The initiative is part of a nationwide attempt by Ward...