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Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013 12:01 am

For decades, colleges and universities have pursued geographic diversity in their student bodies. Web pages proudly trumpet that this year the college has students "from all 50 states and from over 80 countries" (Harvard University) or that "the students come from throughout the United States and the world" (Stanford University). Even public universities use these formulations. At the University of Michigan in 2011, students came from "81 of 83 Michigan counties, all 50 states, and 54 countries."

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