BALTIMORE (AP) — A long-running dispute involving Maryland’s historically black colleges has cost the Maryland Higher Education Commission millions.Maryland Residents Starting To Get Booster Shots After CDC Announcement
Our media partner The Baltimore Sun reports the commission has spent more than $2.2 million defending itself in the lawsuit, according to records provided to the paper under a Public Information Act request. The paper reports that about $925,000 went to law firm Venable LLP and $1.3 million to Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.
Advocates for the state’s historically black colleges sued Maryland more than a decade ago, accusing the state of running a segregated university system.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.1K New Cases & 15 Deaths Reported Sunday
Advocates argue that marquee academic programs at well-funded, traditionally white public universities erode similar programs at historically black colleges. They’ve called for some of the programs to be transferred to the historically black schools.
A trial on remedies began last month.MORE NEWS: U.S. Has Enough COVID-19 Vaccines For Boosters, Kids’ Shots
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