Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Students Sue over Campus Relocation Effort

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Students Sue over Campus Relocation Effort

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NOTEWORTHY NEWS: Students Sue Over Campus Relocation Effort

NEW HAVEN, CONN.

Students at Hartford's Capital Community College here have filed a federal racial discrimination lawsuit in an attempt to block the college's move to a former downtown department store.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New Haven, claims that moving the college from its current campus to the former G. Fox building would mean less classroom and parking space, and "will entirely and adversely change the character of the institution."

Because the school has the largest proportion of minority students among Connecticut's 12 community colleges -- more than half of the 2,766 students are Black or Hispanic -- the students contend the move will harm their education and violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment.

Students contend they will get a smaller building that is less adequate than those at other state community colleges. …

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