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Colleges affirm nondiscrimination policies amid new law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - -

More and more Indiana colleges and universities are speaking out against Indiana's religious objections law or reaffirming their institutions' own policies on nondiscrimination and commitment to diversity.

Hanover College President Sue DeWine released an open letter Monday calling on Gov. Mike Pence to honor the values of his alma mater and celebrate inclusion, acceptance and openness to all persons. She says the new law "aligns the power of the state with attitudes of prejudice, discrimination (and) intolerance" that hurt the interests of Indiana institutions.

The presidents of Purdue, Ball State and Vincennes universities and Earlham College issued statements Monday affirming their policies on nondiscrimination and inclusion.

The presidents of Butler, DePauw, Valparaiso and Indiana universities have asked Pence and lawmakers to address the damage the law has brought to Indiana.

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