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University to stop screening future students for felonies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota will not ask prospective students about felony convictions starting in fall 2018 after pressure from student leaders and the Obama administration.The St. Paul Pioneer Press ( ) reports that vice provost Bob McMaster says asking future students about their criminal history can discourage them from finishing their application, and that felons who are admitted have no effect on campus safety.