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May 05 2016
by Fresh U Editors

University of Illinois Will Require All Students To Take A Minority Studies Class

By Fresh U Editors - May 05 2016
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has voted to require students to take a class in U.S. minority culture, according to the Champaign News Gazette.

The change was approved by the Campus Senate on May 2 after a conversation about race and diversity on campus. Before the change, students were required to take one class on Western culture, and then could either choose to take a "Non-western culture" class or "U.S. minority culture" class. According to the article, now they have to take all three. 

While some faculty and students opposed the change because they argue it could be costly and complicate graduating on time, the major colleges in the university approved of the change. 

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