Affirmative action/racial preferences

Communication and Comfort Across Ethnic Lines

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Study of U. of California shows interaction among different demographic groups is commonplace, students generally feel a sense of belonging.

Access and Equity: A Comparative Perspective

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A group of Fulbright Scholars addresses major challenges to the expansion of quality higher education around the world.

Doomed to Disappoint Justice O'Connor

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Five years ago, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor saved affirmative action in public college admissions when she crafted the majority decision affirming the consideration of race in admissions by the University of Michigan's law school. While O'Connor found justifications for the (limited) consideration of race and ethnicity, she also spoke of the need for such consideration to stop at some point.

Affirmative Action Challenged Anew

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Lawsuit against U. of Texas raises novel question: If a university has diversity success with a "percent plan," does that preclude doing more?

Admissions by Software

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New technology, designed to help colleges attract diverse classes without legal challenges to affirmative action, will get first use in decision making.

Not So Super Tuesday

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Opponents of affirmative action thought they could ban it in 5 states this Election Day. Now they can only hope for 3. A look at what might be ahead.

Challenging Beliefs on Asian-American Students

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New analysis suggests that convention wisdom is wrong -- and that stereotypes are preventing necessary discussion about education needs and trends.

Inquiry Into Alleged Anti-Asian Bias Expands

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Education Department converts complaint of one rejected applicant to Princeton into a broad "compliance review" of the university's admissions system.

Diversity Meets Data at George Mason Law

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Statistics reveal a vastly greater academic failure rate among African-American versus other students, raising questions about ABA diversity standards and the effectiveness of outreach programs.

McCain Comes Out Against Affirmative Action

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In reversal of earlier position, candidate backs state ballot measures to bar public colleges and universities from considering race in admissions and hiring.


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