Heritage, CWU say they won’t abandon race considerations, Yakima Herald-Republic, July 7, 2018

Heritage University campus scenes Sept. 30, 2016 at Heritage University in Toppenish, Wash. (GORDON KING/Gordon King Photography)

YAKIMA, Wash. — Last week, the Trump administration announced it would not encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students.

Officials at local colleges say that decision won’t change the way they admit students.

“The student learning experience is enhanced when all students get to learn and interact with students of all races and ethnicities and socio-economic levels,” said David Wise, vice president of marketing and communications at Heritage University in Toppenish. “The outcome is better for all students because they develop empathy and understanding.”

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