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University of Nebraska president looks to deal with racism

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The president of the University of Nebraska system is working to deal with racism on campus and improve the college experience for all students.

The Lincoln Journal Star ( ) reports that President Hank Bounds attended a Black Lives Matter rally Thursday on the university's Lincoln campus to hear from students on how he can make their college experience more inclusive and welcoming.

Bounds says he has made funds available for each campus in the University of Nebraska system to complete a diversity audit looking at its racial make-up, how curriculum addresses diversity and focusing on the experiences of students of color.

The Lincoln campus is also in the process of hiring a chief diversity officer. Bounds said the committee responsible for looking at applicants for the next Lincoln chancellor has been structured to represent the school's diversity.

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