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.


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?

January 10, 2012

Affirmative action study at one of India's best universities finds that those from disadvantaged groups don't catch up.


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