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Ethelbert Bartholomew and Maria Bartholomew

ban: A portion of the first-year medical curriculum is now being dedicated to discussing the ban and its long-lasting effects, according to National Observer. For the family of Ethelbert Bartholomew, a black medical student who was expelled from Queen's when the ban came into effect, the move is being seen as a way to make up for past wrongs. The university in Kingston, Ont., apologized earlier this year for the ban which was established in 1918 and enforced until 1965 and vowed to take further steps to address past discrimination. It starts with recognizing the history, atonement, said his great-niece, Maria Bartholomew. Ethelbert Bartholomew was in his fourth year when he was made to leave the university, his family said. I think the most important thing is to start the conversation. ( As reported in the news.