Black Graduate Students at the University of Michigan File a Race Discrimination Complaint With the U.S. Department of Education

A group of African-American graduate students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has filed a formal complaint with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The black students claim the university actively recruits black students for its Ph.D. programs but does not offer black students the support they need to complete their degree programs. Some of the students say that promised funding was cut off before they were able to obtain their degrees. Other students who were parties to the complaint, and who were enrolled in master's degree programs, claim that administrators and faculty members discouraged them from pursuing a doctorate.

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