Marshall drops ‘African-American students only’ from course list

August 9, 2006

Marshall University has dropped the words "African-American students only" from an orientation class listing on its fall schedule, following a warning from an educational foundation that it could be violating state and federal law.

In the Fall 2005 course schedule, the racially restrictive phrase appeared on the comment line for three UNI 101 orientation classes. This year, the phrase has been removed, though the one-credit elective course continues to be offered.

"In the case of Marshall, which is a public college, they did the right thing by taking action and dropping this language," said Greg Lukianoff, president of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a Philadelphia-based nonpartisan, nonprofit group...