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Harvard student: Racism plays into ban from campus

BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard University senior says the school singled her out because of her race when it barred her from graduating because of her alleged connection to a campus shooting.

Chanequa Campbell tells The Boston Globe she was ordered off campus Friday without being told why. She says she can't graduate next month or get her degree.

She lives in the dorm where Justin Cosby was killed May 18 in what authorities say was a drug-related robbery attempt. Jabrai Jordan Copney has been charged with murder.

Campbell says she is a friend of Copney's girlfriend, another Harvard student. The New York City native says she was singled out "because I'm black and I'm poor."

Harvard says the university took appropriate steps.

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