Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action
Jun 30, 2015
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.

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 24, 2013

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.

May 15, 2013

New research says that by examining both socioeconomic status and "overachievement," colleges could increase racial diversity without considering race.

February 27, 2013

With only 9 women among 44 editors, the Harvard Law Review expands its affirmative action policy to include gender.

November 16, 2012

Appeals court rules that Michigan's voter-approved ban is unconstitutional because it limits equal access to the political process.

October 31, 2012

Report charging that UCLA considers race in admissions infuriates minority student groups, and illustrates how affirmative action debates can divide a campus, even one required to be race-neutral.

October 22, 2012

Richard D. Kahlenberg questions the rationale for the University of Texas defense of affirmative action.

October 11, 2012

Hundreds of people gather on Supreme Court steps to demonstrate their support for the University of Texas and affirmative action.

October 11, 2012

During oral arguments before Supreme Court, University of Texas faces skepticism from justices whose votes it needs to preserve consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

October 3, 2012

A report out today argues that class-based college admissions policies would be an effective replacement for race-based affirmative action, which is at stake in an upcoming Supreme Court case.

September 28, 2012

With key Supreme Court case in the offing, social scientists defend college admissions policies that consider race.

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