Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action
Sep 23, 2014
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.

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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.

September 24, 2012

New studies question assumptions of those who defend the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

August 14, 2012

Scholars, colleges and higher ed associations file dozens of briefs with U.S. Supreme Court, hoping to preserve the right to consider race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.

February 22, 2012

Critics and defenders of affirmative action analyze coming battle at Supreme Court. Key questions: How broad will ruling be? How will Justice Kennedy vote? How will heightened attention affect race relations on campus?

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