Affirmative action/racial preferences

Debate over admissions and race at UCLA

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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.

Tough questions from justices as Supreme Court considers affirmative action

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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.

Century Foundation report advocates class-based affirmative action

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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.

New research questions assumptions of defenders of affirmative action

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

GOP platform is harshly critical of higher education

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GOP's party platform calls out colleges for political and scientific bias, as well as out of control tuition hikes. It also takes a hard line on immigration and affirmative action.

College groups flood Supreme Court with briefs defending affirmative action

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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.

Colleges await Supreme Court review of affirmative action

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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?

Supreme Court takes up affirmative action case

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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to consider whether U. of Texas can consider race and ethnicity in admissions decisions. (Updated with reactions.)

Asian organizations ask Education Department to find Harvard discriminates in admissions

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Groups file complaint with Education Department charging that Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants.

Q&A with Lani Guinier about her new book on college admissions

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Lani Guinier discusses her new critique of college admissions.

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