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Students to discuss race with Missouri college officials

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Students at Washington University in St. Louis are recommending ways it could become more inclusive to black and Latino students.

The group is called Washington University Students in Solidarity and is set to meet with college officials Monday.

It wants the university to increase minority enrollment among black and Latino students to 10 percent, up from 6.6 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Students also ask the college to increase faculty diversity.

Holden Thorp is the university’s executive vice chancellor, and he tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch none of the requests are unreasonable.

Students say they want the university endorse a civilian oversight board of St. Louis police. But Thorp says the university probably won’t take a position to stay politically neutral.

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