Affirmative action/racial preferences

End to the Admissions Index

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

The Missing Black Men

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

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?

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

Harvard Med Alters Admissions Process

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

Affirmative Action for Men

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

Diversity Debate at Lehigh

Low minority enrollments trigger series of protests and considerable campus discussion.

The Race to Frame

Will Michigan become the next state to ban affirmative action at public universities?

Beyond 40 Acres and a Mule

Historians consider their role in reparations debate -- and why debate won't go away.

If There's a Will

If departments want black science, math and engineering students to become faculty members, they should have mentors who want close relationships with them, according to a recent study from the University of California at Berkeley.


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