Affirmative action/racial preferences

Experts consider where colleges could face the most scrutiny over affirmative action

U of Texas prevailed in affirmative action case in large part because of its research. Will other colleges be able to match that analysis? And will legal and political battles change if focus is on rejected Asian-American applicants?

Report: Justice Department will seek to sue colleges over affirmative action

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Trump administration plans to investigate and sue colleges and universities over admissions practices.

Diversity groups urge no vote on Sessions, citing record on protection of minority rights

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Diversity groups question Jeff Sessions’s record -- and some point to comments on race by Betsy DeVos. Senator is questioned on his views on undocumented students and shares laugh with colleague about objections from law professors.

Poll finds public opposition to considering race and ethnicity in college admissions

Supreme Court decision, praised by college leaders, is opposed by nearly two-thirds of adult Americans. Support is higher for considering athletic ability or alumni child status than race in admissions.

Dartmouth professors test new way of measuring student interest in diversity

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Two professors seek new way to measure what students want. Initial results suggest that some minority groups may be more highly valued than others, such as Asians.

Supreme Court upholds consideration of race in admissions

Surprise ruling comes in much-litigated dispute over policies at University of Texas at Austin. Higher ed leaders see formula they can embrace for continuing their current policies.

High-achieving, low-income students remain rare at the most selective colleges

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The most selective colleges are failing to enroll more low-income students, so the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is calling for a "poverty preference" in college admissions.

Supreme Court justices question lawyers on key affirmative action case

At Supreme Court hearing on case that could alter college admissions, no big surprises but lots of contentious exchanges -- and anger over Scalia's comments.

 

College groups urge Supreme Court to allow colleges to continue to consider race in admissions

Dozens of higher education groups urge Supreme Court to continue to allow colleges to consider race in admissions. Arguments focus on institutional autonomy.

Supreme Court will once again consider affirmative action in college admissions

Justices will once again consider U of Texas admissions policy. Many experts see a majority of justices as dubious of the consideration of race and ethnicity.

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