Affirmative action/racial preferences

Delay of Affirmative Action Ban Rejected

Federal appeals panel finds no reason to delay Michigan measure or let universities finish year with old policies.

Economists Change Stance on Job Notices

After criticism, association will allow colleges to indicate that they welcome applicants from specific underrepresented groups.

The Immigrant Factor

Study documents that disproportionate number of black students at top colleges are new arrivals in the U.S. -- and offers only clues about why.

Considering Race in Admissions

Wisconsin regents vote to create a unified, systemwide policy that lets universities weigh nonacademic factors.

Defeat for Affirmative Action

Settlement forces 27 university programs for prospective journalism students to open admission to white applicants.

Mulling Ways to Add Minority Coaches

Lamenting lack of racial diversity in college coaching ranks, Congressional subcommittee says it would consider legislation.

Making Holistic Admissions Work

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Oregon State model may avoid legal pitfalls -- while improving both diversity and retention.

When Discussions Change Minds

Study finds campus dialogue with racially diverse participants altered student views -- but conversation among those with differing views didn't.

New Approach to Diversity

Colgate asks hiring departments to keep excellence as top priority, but to alter pools by de-emphasizing subfield specialties.

10 Percent Plan Survives in Texas

At last minute, legislators refuse to alter admissions system credited with promoting diversity.

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