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CU may add politics to nondiscrimination policy

By: The Associated Press
September 4, 2013 Updated: September 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm
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BOULDER — A proposal to bar discrimination on the basis of political affiliation at the University of Colorado system is headed back to the Board of Regents after a subcommittee vote Tuesday.

The proposal to amend the university nondiscrimination policy will go before the regents at their Sept. 16-17 meeting.

The proposal stems from concern among some regents that the system has a liberal bias, especially in Boulder, the university's biggest and best-known campus, the Boulder Daily Camera reported Wednesday (http://tinyurl.com/n7whahe).

A similar resolution went before the full board in June, but regents asked for more information.

The nine-member board is elected and currently has a Republican majority.

Allegations of liberal bias are occasionally raised against the university.

In June, regents approved a survey to determine whether the system respects diversity, including in political views. The survey is expected to cost about $100,000.

The regents are still asking researchers for information and have not yet awarded a contract for the study, university spokesman Ken McConnellogue said Wednesday.

The Boulder campus also has a new position of visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy, funded by private donations.

The university's other campuses are in Colorado Springs, Denver and Aurora.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/

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