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UW-Madison readies cultural awareness initiatives

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

University of Wisconsin-Madison leaders have set up a multi-pronged plan to give minorities a better experience on campus.

UW-Madison leaders announced Wednesday that they'll bring up to 1,000 new students from several residence halls together to discuss social differences and are creating a black cultural center on campus. They also plan to stress inclusivity and diversity in teacher assistant training, increase student capacity in high-demand ethnic studies courses. All faculty and staff will participate in some form of inclusion and diversity training this year as well.

Minority students spent the spring semester pressuring administrators to address diversity issues after University of Missouri System President Tim Wolf resigned over his administration's handling of racial issues.

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