Man Charged In Michigan State University Shooting Attack

Samiti wants university to act against students with fake caste certificates

Downing is charged with attempted murder and having a firearm in a felony, said Ferris State University Public Safety Director Bruce Borkovich. Downing is from Macomb County in suburban Detroit, isn’t a student at Ferris State and has an “extensive criminal record,” Borkovich told Downing was being held in the Mecosta County Jail and expected to be arraigned Monday in district court. Authorities had no immediate information on whether he has a lawyer. Police made the arrest late Saturday at an on-campus apartment, school spokesman Sandy Gholston said.
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The Meesalathi Rakshana Samiti, Bangalore claimed that students with such certificates are usurping the right of other students who are entitled to derive benefits from the state’s reservation policies. Narayan V Shiroor of the Samiti said as per information available with the samiti, students have enrolled for post-graduation and MPhil courses on the basis of fake caste certificates. To draw the attention of university authorities to this anomaly and injustice caused to genuine students, Narayan said he with other Samiti members and well-wishers will stage daylong dharna in free front of the bus stand in front of the university campus on Monday. In a two-page fax sent to TC Shivashankara Murthy, vice-chancellor on this issue, Narayan said the university for reasons best known to it is protecting two candidates who have gained admission on the basis of false certificates. Stating that he has provided orders of competent authority in quashing the caste certificates issues to the candidates to the university, he said the samiti is pained at the inaction and apathy of the university on this issue.
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University of Michigan renews decades-long struggle to increase black enrollment

(Brianne Bowen | The Ann Arbor News) View/Post Comments How could you conceive of it going back? When University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman speaks of the Ann Arbor school’s minority enrollment, she doesn’t sugarcoat her dissatisfaction . “Our numbers are not where we’d like them to be,” she said in a recent interview. Coleman echoes the frustrations of black students who often say they’re one of few underrepresented minority faces in their classes.
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