The Nov. 4 decision by Nebraska voters to ban affirmative action could derail programs designed to increase the participation of women in technology related courses at colleges and universities in the state, Nebraska education officials say.


Nebraska's Southeast Community College, for instance, has reportedly made significant strides in boosting the enrollment of women in technology-related courses—a goal that is considered important not only to women, but also to high-tech employers seeking diversity in their field. But eliminating affirmative action could keep enrollment in technical classes almost exclusively male, college officials warn.


Nebraska's educational institutions, as well as its city and county government agencies, are

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