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Fisher vs University of Texas

Federal Appeals Court Rehears Texas Affirmative Action Case

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court asked lawyers for the University of Texas on Wednesday to explain how they would decide when affirmativ...

Race and College

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

If the 5-4 Voting Rights Act decision lays bare a stark national divide, Fisher v. University of Texas, at 7-1, sends a different message. It serves as an invitation to investigate how racial diversity uniquely improves student outcomes and promotes the public good.

Joy Resmovits

Lee Bollinger Encouraged About Affirmative Action Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- During his tenure as president of the University of Michigan, Lee Bollinger's name became attached, for better or worse, with two of the k...

Why This Affirmative Action Debate is Different

National Journal | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

The lines of argument over affirmative action have changed little since the idea first combusted into controversy in the 1970s. But as the Supreme Cou...

Affirmative Action

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Josh A. Goodman

It's easy to ask applicants for their race; it's hard to grasp how race -- and racial prejudice -- affect a person's life. Race is not just a box on a form but part of a set of experiences that influence one's life.