Jennifer Tyre


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Diversity quotas hurt more than help, study says

Affirmative action policies hurt black law students more than they help, according to a new study by a law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles. Richard H. Sander's study, which will be released in this month's Stanford Law Review, says that affirmative action bumps black law school applicants to higher-ranked schools, increasing the likelihood that they will earn poor grades, drop out of school and fail state bar exams.

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Coffee could cause heart disease

Drinking more than one cup of coffee per day can intensify low-level inflammation, according to a study in last month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. This is a possible primary factor in the development of heart disease, Reuters reported.

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AU celebrates heritage

AU is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month through performances, films, discussions and an overall recognition of Hispanic culture and heritage from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. The month is packed with events to stimulate the mind, move the feet and, more importantly, embrace and learn the culture.

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Students call and SC answers

The Student Confederation created a new office this June to help respond to problems AU students may face. The Help Center, as described by Chairman Carlos Ramirez, is an initiative to collect and document the complaints of students, which can be submitted in person, online and over the phone.

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