Jim Summerville http://wkms.org en Anti-Affirmative Action Bill Torpedoed by University of Tennessee http://wkms.org/post/anti-affirmative-action-bill-torpedoed-university-tennessee <p></p><p>The state’s public universities have fended off a law intended to keep them from showing preference toward women and minorities. They say admissions and hiring practices don’t need to be reworked.</p><p>College officials say they’re already precluded by federal rules from giving applicants a leg up on the basis of race or gender. However, they do have programs to recruit certain under-represented groups, like black males. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:39:38 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 28670 at http://wkms.org Anti-Affirmative Action Bill Torpedoed by University of Tennessee