ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 08, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New Brunswick, New Jersey: Beth Nissen) The halting of a college basketball game between Rutgers University and the University of Massachusetts by a student sit-in protesting against Rutgers president Francis Lawrence's remarks about minority students featured; audiotape of his statement about "genetic, hereditary background" played. [LAWRENCE - says he misspoke.] [Rutgers minority STUDENT - calls for his resignation.] Lawrence's record in recruiting minority students and faculty noted. [Black woman Dean Mary DAVIDSON - backs Lawrence's record.]
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