Affirmative action/racial preferences

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.

Affirmative Action for Men

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After op-ed by Kenyon dean underscores how college admissions officers favor male applicants, many ask: Is this legal? Is it right?

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