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April 23, 2014

Local NAACP head says New York could be next

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SUNY Delhi’s president, Candace S. Vancko, said the college is one of the most diverse campuses in the SUNY system.

“We believe it creates a great learning environment and helps prepare students to live in a society that is becoming increasingly culturally diverse,” Vancko said.

SUNY Cobleskill’s president, Debra H. Thatcher, echoed this sentiment, saying that the college believes the current policy of affirmative action helps create a campus environment that prepares students to work in the global society. 

Margaret L. Drugovich, Hartwick College’s president, said the school has always placed a “premium on the fair and equal treatment of applicants to the college.”

“We will continue this tradition in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action,” Drugovich said.

SUNY Oneonta’s director of communications, Hal Legg, said the college firmly believes that diversity is an asset within the community.

“We consider diversity as one factor among several during the the admissions process, within the parameters set forth under law,” Legg said. “Today’s ruling won’t change that.”

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