Affirmative action/racial preferences

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.

Mixed Messages on Affirmative Action

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Supreme Court decision cites ruling that permitted use of race, but emphasis suggests colleges can expect more scrutiny.

Provocative Theory on Merit

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Research argues that if elite colleges abandoned the SAT, they could have diverse classes without affirmative action.

Faith and Fairness

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After legal victory in religious discrimination case, former Broward Community College instructor has more to prove.

Understanding Gaps Among Asian Groups

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GAO study points to widely varying educational attainment and income of different nationalities in the United States.

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