Affirmative action/racial preferences

Considering Race in Admissions

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Wisconsin regents vote to create a unified, systemwide policy that lets universities weigh nonacademic factors.

Defeat for Affirmative Action

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Settlement forces 27 university programs for prospective journalism students to open admission to white applicants.

Mulling Ways to Add Minority Coaches

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Lamenting lack of racial diversity in college coaching ranks, Congressional subcommittee says it would consider legislation.

Making Holistic Admissions Work

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Oregon State model may avoid legal pitfalls -- while improving both diversity and retention.

When Discussions Change Minds

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Study finds campus dialogue with racially diverse participants altered student views -- but conversation among those with differing views didn't.

New Approach to Diversity

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Colgate asks hiring departments to keep excellence as top priority, but to alter pools by de-emphasizing subfield specialties.

10 Percent Plan Survives in Texas

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At last minute, legislators refuse to alter admissions system credited with promoting diversity.

Is EEOC Backpedaling?

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New letter on colleges' job advertising endorses alternative to indicating interest in candidates from certain groups.

Now and Then: Minorities and Michigan

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Proportion of underrepresented students admitted to Michigan law school fell from about 40 percent with affirmative action to 5.5 percent without.

The Supreme Court's Ruling on Race

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The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down -- on a 5-4 vote -- two school desegregation plans that involved assigning children to schools based on race.

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