Affirmative action/racial preferences

End of the Line for Wash. Affirmative Action Case

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to consider challenge to admissions policy at the university's law school, 8 years after it was filed.

Arizona State Ends Class Limited to Native Americans

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Civil rights group complained that having race-specific sections of a course was unconstitutional.

Moving Beyond Test Scores

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Following a large drop in admitting black freshmen, U. of Kentucky changes its admissions procedures to emphasize diversity.

A Diversity Candidate in Every Pool

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Marquette's provost tries new approach to encourage the hiring of more minority faculty members.

Michiganders Will Vote on Affirmative Action

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U.S. Supreme Court upheld it in 2003, but state appeals court approves initiative for next year's ballots.

End to the Admissions Index

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U. of Washington will give every single application a full look, from grades to socioeconomic background.

The Missing Black Men

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City U. of New York starts ambitious effort to deal with one of higher ed's most vexing demographic challenges.

Left Out of the Elites

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Low income, high performing students are plentiful enough that selective colleges should be able to admit more of them, study finds.

Held Back at Michigan?

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Black graduate students charge that they are recruited -- and then discouraged from going for doctorates.

Harvard Med Alters Admissions Process

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On lawyers' advice, medical school decides that a subcommittee that screened only minority applicants has to go.

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