NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 29, 1969
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(Studio) City College, New York officials agree to study student demand that CCNY admit 50% of freshman class from Puerto Rican and Negro students regardless of grades. Controversy ensues.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(NYC) Highly motivated children of immigrants traditionally have gone to CCNY. Grade requirements have kept up high academic standards. Students feel grade level would drop under dual admissions policy. Bd. of education must approve policy. Mayor John Lindsay appts. its members [LINDSAY - says it's quota system; and wrong. Think board will reject system.] [Prof. Otto LUMPKIN - says academic record not indicative of potential. Program designed to remedy deficiencies of students.] Intent is to raise academic quality to level of motivation and desires of students. Student: debate idea. Blacks say if allowed in, will catch up.
REPORTER: Dean Brelis
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