In Pursuit of Justice Powell's Vision: Diversity-Conscious Admissions Is Just the First Step
- Sins of admission. Leo, John // U.S. News & World Report;1/27/2003, Vol. 134 Issue 3, p16
Race can legally be a "plus" or a "tipping" factor in close calls on college admissions. That was Justice Lewis Powell's opinion in the Supreme Court's famous 1978 Bakke decision. The University of Michigan set up a preference system so clearly illegal that it was jettisoned soon after one...
- A Case for the Supremes: Will They Take Action? Bower, Amanda // Time;
Reports on an affirmative-action case that may be the first one to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court in almost 25 years. Ruling by the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of the University of Michigan Law School's race-conscious admissions policy; Appeal planned by lawyers for...
- Federal Appeals Court Upholds Use Of Race In Michigan Law School Admissions. // Jet;6/3/2002, Vol. 101 Issue 24, p36
Reports that a U.S. federal appeals court ruled that the University of Michigan law school's policy of considering race as a factor in deciding which students to accept is legal.
- Discrimination Is Alive and Well. Chavez, Linda // Human Events;10/23/2006, Vol. 62 Issue 36, p19
The article focuses on racial discrimination in college admissions in the U.S. It is noted that U.S. Supreme Court had struck down the University of Michigan's undergraduate affirmative action admissions program because it highly favored African Americans while disfavoring Hispanics. The Center...
- RACE MATTERS. Nagourney, Eric // New York Times Upfront;2/21/2003, Vol. 135 Issue 10, p8
Focuses on the affirmative action litigation in the U.S. Background of a case filed by an applicant who was rejected by the University of Michigan law school; Complaints against the use of racial preferences in admissions; Debate over the fundamental fairness of affirmative action.
- Deconstructing Affirmative Action. McPherson, James M. // Perspectives;Apr2003, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p5
Comments on the impact on affirmative action of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the University of Michigan's undergraduate and law school admissions criteria. Facts of the case; Opposition to quotas in admissions; Social and legal complexities of the affirmative action issue.
- Handling of portfolios in college admissions stirs host of questions. Ponessa, Jeanne; Gamble, Cheryl // Education Week;11/6/96, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p12
Reports on the difficulties high school guidance counselors and college admission officers meet in keeping admissions policies up to date with regard to alternative assessments and affirmative actions. Uncertainties expressed by participants during the 1996 College Board conference on how to...
- STUDENT ATTITUDES TOWARD AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS. Sax, Linda J.; Arredondo, Marisol // Research in Higher Education;Aug99, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p439
Using a national sample of over 277,850 college freshmen, this study examines attitudes toward affirmative action in college admissions separately for four racial/ethnic groups: whites/Caucasians, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Mexican-Americans. For each group, analyses address the...
- Life after proposition 209. Jones, Terry // Academe;Jul/Aug98, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p22
Focuses on affirmative action in California, examining the impact of Proposition 209 on student admissions to the state's universities and colleges. Examination of federal affirmative action programs; University of California's involvement with affirmative action in higher education.