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The numbers were only slightly better campuswide, with barely 1 percent black enrollment. Michigan administrators decided they needed to do more to attract African Americans to campus. Their first attempts at affirmative action were somewhat bumbling. In 1964, the undergraduate school instituted the Opportunity Program to seek out black high school students who seemed to have untapped potential. Seventy enrolled at Michigan for the 1964–65 school year and were given both financial and tutorial assistance.

W. Bush, Pell moved with him, serving as general counsel and chief of staff. D. in philosophy at Notre Dame, completing his dissertation from the office space he rented from CIR and his old friend Michael Greve. Greve’s suggestion that Pell come to work at CIR proved welltimed. Pell had been contemplating becoming a professor and even received one job offer, but he had concluded that a university salary couldn’t support his growing family, which now included two boys and a third child on the way.

Their first attempts at affirmative action were somewhat bumbling. In 1964, the undergraduate school instituted the Opportunity Program to seek out black high school students who seemed to have untapped potential. Seventy enrolled at Michigan for the 1964–65 school year and were given both financial and tutorial assistance. Many found they couldn’t meet the academic challenges of Michigan; twenty-two were unable to continue beyond their freshman year. Michigan Law School, which had separate admissions policies and recruitment programs, also struggled.

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