Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action
Jun 24, 2016
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.

Booklets

"Diversity in the Student Body" is a print-on-demand booklet focusing on demographic and legal issues and the strategies used by different institutions to diversify their campuses.

A copy of the the free booklet may be downloaded here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Pearson.

Archive

June 27, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas significantly undermines the very goals the court hopes to achieve, argues George A. Nation III.

June 27, 2016

The measured compromises coming out of the affirmative action rulings over the past decades exemplify the strength of our democracy, writes Michele S. Moses.

June 24, 2016

The Supreme Court's ruling in the Fisher case preserves existing precedent, but it also gives colleges and universities much more specific insight into what it looks like to align with the court's framework and expectations, writes Terri Taylor.

June 24, 2016

The Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin restores constitutional order to college admissions, writes Michael A. Olivas.

June 24, 2016

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.

May 13, 2016

Whatever the Supreme Court says about affirmative action, it is time for elite colleges to stop favoring white applicants over Asian Americans, writes Hrishikesh Joshi.

 

February 15, 2016

Justice's death may not change outcome on affirmative action, which he opposed. His record includes key votes and dissents on issues of black colleges, hate speech, single-sex public higher education and church-state line.

December 17, 2015

Racial inequality on campuses plays out in a variety of ways that must be dealt with on many different fronts, says Judith Shapiro.

December 16, 2015

Many colleges want more ethnically and racially diverse faculty members. But should searches be limited to underrepresented groups? One university just tried.

December 11, 2015

In the Fisher v. University of Texas case before the U.S. Supreme Court, the university will lose, argues Roger Clegg.

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