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Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

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Until last year, Ninotska Love would have been barred from attending Wellesley College. She's an accomplished student who has persevered through hardship, but under longstanding rules, the college would have rejected her.

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Now the rules have changed. This week, Love will become one of the first transgender women to attend Wellesley in the school's 147-year history.

Closer Look: Georgia's Women's Universities Special

Mar 24, 2017
Women in a classroom at Agnes Scott
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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Presidents of Clark Atlanta University and Georgia Piedmont Technical College signed a new partnership agreement on Wednesday at Clark Atlanta University's campus.
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Leaders of historically black colleges and universities in Atlanta are back home after a visit to the White House.

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Their trip ended Tuesday afternoon with President Donald Trump signing an executive order that he said supports HBCUs.

The presidents of Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College and Morehouse College were among the dozens of HBCU leaders in attendance.

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According to a new report from Brown University, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University have the highest economic mobility rates among Atlanta-area colleges.

The study examined students who came from families in the bottom 20 percent of income distribution (Families who earn less than $25,000 a year). Researchers combined that result with the percentage of students who reach the top 20 percent of income distribution in their mid-thirties.

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