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      University of Michigan plans to boost racial diversity

      The University of Michigan is planning steps to boost racial diversity on campus, increase black enrollment and improve the school's multicultural center.

      The Ann Arbor News reports ( http://bit.ly/1ajsfSU ) that students living on campus in coming years will get training on tolerance and expectations for living in a racially diverse community.

      Provost Martha Pollack also is convening a committee on diversity, which will include faculty and students and will be charged with developing ideas to promote inclusion.

      Last month, students raised concerns online.

      The Ann Arbor school's black enrollment has declined since a 2006 change to the state constitution prohibiting schools from considering race as a factor when choosing students. Black students were 4.6 percent of the freshman class in 2012, down from 6.8 percent in 2008, not including international students.