Groups file complaint with Education Department charging that Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants.
Lawsuits seek to end considerations of race in admissions at Harvard and U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Under a chancellor who says he cares more about rankings than did his predecessor, Syracuse U. scales back involvement with well-regarded program for recruiting low-income and minority students -- and those students take note.
With scrutiny of affirmative action rising, colleges and governments need fresh approaches to helping low-income and minority students attain a higher education, write David Bergeron and Scott Greytak.
Appeals court backs U. of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions, but appeal is likely headed back to Supreme Court.
Scholar goes behind scenes to observe professors decide whom to admit to top Ph.D. programs. She finds that GRE and grades dominate first winnowing, while diversity comes into play later.
In new book and discussion, researchers and advocates envision strategies for fostering campus diversity in a world in which race-conscious remedies are prohibited.
A professor's e-mail to students he thought were minority raises the question of whether help should ever be offered only to that subset of a course's students.
Supreme Court orders new appeals court consideration of the right of U. of Texas to consider race in admissions. Ruling requires "strict scrutiny" for such policies, but doesn't offer the sort of definitive guidance on affirmative action that many expected.
New research says that by examining both socioeconomic status and "overachievement," colleges could increase racial diversity without considering race.
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