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Duluth's chancellor addresses alleged racism

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DULUTH, Minn. -- The chancellor at the University of Minnesota-Duluth says the school needs to be more vigilant about investigating allegations of racism.

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Chancellor Kathryn Martin addressed an incident last week on campus which she calls "horrendous and despicable."

Two white female students are accused of having a racist Facebook wall conversation about a black female student who entered their study lounge. The university investigated, but does not have a policy that deals directly with social networking conversations on the school's server. The white students were logged onto the university's server.

The campus' code of student conduct has a zero tolerance policy on racist behavior. The Duluth News Tribune reports the school's 11,000 student population includes 130 black students.

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