Affirmative action/racial preferences

The Impact of Negative Stereotypes

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New research suggests that female and minority students are held back on standardized tests and in the college classroom.

Unintentional Whitening of U. of California?

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Plan before Board of Regents today is projected to significantly cut Asian admissions. Who would gain the most? Not black and Latino applicants.

Black (Immigrant) Admissions Edge

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First or second generation African Americans found to be much more likely than other black students -- and more likely than white students -- to attend selective colleges.

10% Admissions -- the Full Impact

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New studies show dramatic shifts since Texas enacted law – toward reaching more high schools, but possibly excluding more transfers from community colleges.

Testing for 'Mismatch'

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If members of some minority groups are admitted to elite colleges because of affirmative action -- and don't perform as well as they expected -- does this show a serious flaw in efforts to diversify student bodies?

Texas Limits '10%' Admissions

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The "10 percent" plan in Texas has been one of the most successful experiments ever tried to get more minority students into top public universities with race-neutral criteria. It spawned similar (if less ambitious) programs in California and Florida and prompted numerous debates about equity in higher education admissions.

Firefighters and Professors

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Will a landmark Supreme Court decision on race and hiring have an impact on higher education?

'At Home in the World'

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WASHINGTON – Leaders of international and multicultural education offices may not always talk much, but here at the At Home in the World: Educating for Global Connections and Local Commitments Summer Institute, there’s plenty of discussion of potential “synergies” -- and “creative tensions,” too.

Court Win for Affirmative Action

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Federal judge upholds University of Texas' consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

(Not) Crossing the Finish Line

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New book finds large gaps in graduation rates at flagship universities, raising questions about how rates are measured, standardized tests, "mismatch" critique of affirmative action, community colleges, and more.

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