Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action
Nov 02, 2015
Dozens of higher education groups urge Supreme Court to continue to allow colleges to consider race in admissions. Arguments focus on institutional autonomy.


"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.


June 18, 2014

In new book and discussion, researchers and advocates envision strategies for fostering campus diversity in a world in which race-conscious remedies are prohibited.

September 16, 2013

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.

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.


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