Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action
Jul 08, 2016
Supreme Court decision, praised by college leaders, is opposed by nearly two-thirds of adult Americans. Support is higher for considering athletic ability or alumni child status than race in admissions.

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

September 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.

August 29, 2014

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.

July 16, 2014

Appeals court backs U. of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions, but appeal is likely headed back to Supreme Court.

July 14, 2014

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.

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.

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