September 23, 2008 - 4:00am
While only a few colleges eliminated the controversial practice, some institutions and applicants may be moderating their use. Of course, new controversial practices are emerging.
September 22, 2008 - 4:00am
Panel convened by admissions group finds that many colleges could and should operate without standardized testing.
September 19, 2008 - 4:00am
Education Department cautions colleges on what they must do to justify considering race in admissions decisions -- and some accuse department of try to discourage diversity efforts.
September 10, 2008 - 4:00am
Study of white medical students finds link between institutional demographics and perceptions of ability to care for diverse populations.
September 3, 2008 - 4:00am
One of the more influential and controversial studies of affirmative action in recent years came from Richard H. Sander in 2004. The law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles analyzed statistics about black law students and argued that they show that affirmative action hurts them by helping many gain admission to institutions where they are unlikely to be top students.