Diversity

Ending Race-Based Admissions (Opinion)

When the Supreme Court, in the 2003 case of Grutter v. Bollinger , narrowly upheld the use of racial preferences at the University of Michigan Law School, it emphasized that such preferences were barely tolerable under the Constitution. They could be used only as a last resort, the court ruled, they must not unduly harm non-minorities, and public universities had to start finding ways to phase them out.

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U of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham-Southern Faculties Oppose Alabama's Immigration Law

The University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty senate voted this morning to call for repeal of Alabama's immigration law, widely regarded as the strictest state law of its kind in cracking down on illegal immigrants.

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U.S. Urges Creativity by Colleges to Gain Diversity

The Obama administration on Friday urged colleges and universities to get creative in improving racial diversity at their campuses, throwing out a Bush-era interpretation of recent Supreme Court rulings that limited affirmative action in admissions.

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From 'Gay, Go Away' To LGBT-Friendly: UConn Touts Its Progress

A dozen years ago, The New York Times ran an article on a number of anti-gay incidents at the University of Connecticut.

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New Mexico Black Groups Claim Bias At University

A group of African-American pastors in New Mexico, along with the Albuquerque chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., said Tuesday that they have filed a complaint with the Justice Department alleging that black faculty and staff members at the University of New Mexico and its hospital are subject to discrimination.

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U of Southern Mississippi Students On Probation After Blackface Incident

A sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi has placed six members on probation for dressing for a party in blackface depicting the Huxtable family from the situation comedy, "The Cosby Show."

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U.S. Education Secretary Praises R.I. Push To Help Undocumented Students

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he's encouraged some states are letting the children of undocumented immigrants pay in-state tuition at public colleges.

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