Nearly four decades after Larry Gossett led a successful push to recruit more Black students to the University of Washington, African Americans account for less than 3 percent of the overall student body.
This academic year, there are just 118 Black freshmen in a class of nearly 5,000, the lowest number since 1999 and fewer even than when Gossett — then a student leader, now a King County Councilor — was recruiting.
NEW ORLEANS--A confident and determined Mayor Ray Nagin said he will oppose a moratorium on issuing building permits in flooded neighborhoods to galvanize rebuilding and uphold property owners' rights. "I'm not going with a moratorium," Nagin said regarding a committee's recommendation to hold off on permits for four months. "We're going to keep going forward."