Wednesday, February 21, 2001

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  • University of California Proposes An End to Testing-Based Admissions

    The president of the University of California wants to stop using SATs as a requirement for admission to the state’suniversity system. In a speech to the American Council on Education on Sunday, Richard Atkinson said that standardizedcollege tests have worsened educational inequities, and distorted the way young people learn.

  • Marking 36th Anniversary of Malcolm X Killing, Columbia University to Archive His Personal Papers


    Thirty-six years ago today, Malcolm X was assassinated. Columbia University and the daughters of Malcolm X are marking the anniversary with the announcement of a project to archive the slain leader’s personal papers and to create an electronic version of his autobiography. We’ll air a speech Malcolm X gave in Michigan, the day after his house was firebombed. It would be only one week after this speech that Malcolm X would be gunned down as he addressed a crowd in Harlem.