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Grutter v Bollinger

Our Corporate Saviors

Robert Kuttner | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Despite the presence of the occasional corporation using its influence for the social good, for the most part, the record of corporate America as a whole is a disgrace. Look at any legislative effort to improve the environment, or wages and working conditions, or to secure rights, and you find organized corporate power on the other side. If America has become the sort of society where regular people are insecure and the Tea Party rebellion is one of the reactions, the corporate domination of our democracy is one of the major causes. So the corporate big shots get to win both ways. They dominate the process of rule-setting that leads to a very frustrated 99 percent -- and once in a while a few of them get to play the role of enlightened, endearing moderate.

Joy Resmovits

Lee Bollinger Encouraged About Affirmative Action Future | 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...

If Not Race, Then Wealth: Why Universities Should Avoid Income As Proxy for Race-Based Admissions Policy

Alan A. Aja | Posted 03.12.2013 | College
Alan A. Aja

If the Supreme Court decides in favor of Abigail Fisher and opponents of race-based affirmative action are sincere in their advocacy of a class-based approach, we encourage universities to transition from an income to wealth-based criteria.

Critical Mess

Dr. Michael J. Feuer | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Dr. Michael J. Feuer

One of the rhetorical puzzles that arose during Supreme Court arguments in the Fisher case poses a "catch-22" that could spell the end of affirmative action. The problem is that using numerical targets is illegal, but not using them might make the admissions process appear vague or unfair.

Affirmative Action And The 'Critical Mass' Of Diversity In Religious Studies Departments

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Should affirmative action principles and practices help to form an ideal intellectual community and achieve a critical mass in religious studies departments? Should a department of religious studies have "equal representation" in the so-called world's religions?

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations: Why Affirmative Action Still Matters

Deborah N. Archer | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Deborah N. Archer

If the challenge is successful, Fisher would reverse decades of legal precedent, stifling universities' ability to develop a diverse student body, and closing the door to equal opportunities for students of color. Not only would minority students lose, but so would our nation.

Constitution Check: Is Affirmative Action in College Admissions Doomed?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Lyle Denniston

It will be months, maybe not until next year, before the nation will know whether the foreboding of Columbia University's President Lee Bollinger about the fate of affirmative action in college admissions is well founded.

Beyond Fisher v. Texas: The Ongoing Threat to Diversity

Peter Aranda | Posted 03.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Peter Aranda

"Diversity is the last man standing, the sole remaining legal justification for racial preferences in deciding who can study at public universities."