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Law Schools See Record Diversity Ahead of Affirmative Action Ban

The law school class of 2023, the last to be admitted before the U.S. Supreme Court's ban on race-conscious admissions took effect, is the...

Massachusetts Issues Guidance to State Colleges on Promoting Diversity in Admissions

On Monday, Massachusetts issued guidance on how state colleges and universities can persist in their efforts to promote equal access and representation in higher...

Second Law Firm Opens Diversity Program to All Following Lawsuit

Perkins Coie, a major U.S. law firm with over 1,200 lawyers, has become the second firm to expand the eligibility criteria for its diversity...

Civil Rights Groups Offer Recommendations for Equitable Admissions After SCOTUS Ruling

Six civil rights groups released a comprehensive report Monday with recommendations for advancing educational equity following the U.S. Supreme Court's ban on race-conscious admissions...

Students for Fair Admissions Sues West Point Over Affirmative Action Policies

An anti-affirmative action group has filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Military Academy’s race-conscious admissions policies following the Supreme Court’s recent rulings against similar...

Legacy Admissions Debate Ignites After Affirmative Action Ruling

As a major step toward more equitable admissions policies following the U.S. Supreme Court ban on affirmative action, college and university leaders, politicians, education...

Community College Partnerships Help Diversify Four-Year Institutions

Community colleges must play an integral role in diversifying four-year colleges and universities in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ban on affirmative...

How Two Colleges Are Responding to the Race-Conscious Admissions Ban

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to ban race-conscious admissions in higher education, experts in the field of DEI (diversity, equity,...

Biden Administration Offers Guidance to Promote Campus Diversity After Supreme Court...

On Monday, the Biden administration issued new guidelines for colleges and universities on how they can legally promote racial diversity on their campuses in...

Asian Americans Less Likely to be Accepted to Selective Colleges than...

Asian Americans face a significant admissions disadvantage at highly selective colleges and universities compared to their White peers, according to a new report from...

Education Department to Investigate Harvard’s Legacy Admissions Practices

The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Harvard University’s legacy admissions policies after a nonprofit filed a complaint alleging that the...

NAACP Launches ‘Diversity No Matter What’ Pledge

The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is calling on over 1,600 public colleges and universities with selective admissions processes to...

Civil Rights Group Sues Harvard Over Legacy Admissions

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to eliminate race-conscious admissions, a civil rights group has filed a lawsuit to stop Harvard University from using...

Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and the University of North...

A Temporary Swing of the Pendulum on a Trajectory Toward Inclusive Excellence and Achievement In Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard...

Supreme Court Bans Race-Conscious Admissions

The U.S. Supreme Court has banned the use of race-conscious admissions practices by colleges and universities in a 6-2 and 6-3 decision on two...

Two-Thirds of Americans Oppose Banning Race-Conscious Admissions

Two-thirds of Americans oppose banning the consideration of race and ethnicity in college and university admissions processes, according to a new survey conducted by...

Common App Will Allow Colleges to Hide Race, Ethnicity Information

The Common App announced this week it will offer colleges the option to hide information related to applicants' race and ethnicity in response to...

Select Supreme Court Justices Assert the Diversity Benefits of Affirmative Action

Going into 2023, the use of affirmative action in the college admissions process hangs in the balance, as the U.S. Supreme Court decides to...

Higher Ed Groups Voice Support for Affirmative Action Amid Supreme Court...

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday regarding two cases against the use of race-conscious admissions at the University of North Carolina (UNC)...

Nearly 70 Leading Corporations Back Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill in...

Some of the world’s largest corporations have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court stating their support of affirmative action policies at Harvard...

The University of Texas at Austin to Face Renewed Lawsuit Over...

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a conservative-funded group can revive its lawsuit against The University of...

Federal Judge Says UNC Chapel Hill Can Consider Race in Admissions...

A federal judge ruled Monday that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill) can continue using race as a factor...

Supreme Court Delays Appeal to Harvard Affirmative Action Case

A pending U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) appeal hearing on the Harvard University race-based affirmative action case will be delayed for several months due to...

Civil Rights Advocates Condemn New Yale Discrimination Lawsuit

Last week, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), a group against the use of race-based college admissions, filed a new discrimination lawsuit against Yale University...

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Harvard University’s Race-Based Admissions

A United States federal appeals court ruled in favor of Harvard University’s use of race-based admissions last week. The 104-page ruling comes after a federal...

California Voters Uphold Affirmative Action Ban 

This week, Californians voted to keep a 24-year-old affirmative action ban intact.  The proposal, known as Proposition 16, would have repealed a 1996 statute that...

Race-Based Admissions Still Hang in the Balance

California voters will have the opportunity to repeal a 24-year-old ban on affirmative action when they head to the polls on November 3.  Several recent...

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At a time of social distancing and uncertain futures, it is more important than ever to learn the untold stories of communities past and...

Anti-Affirmative Action Group Plans to Challenge Harvard Ruling

Supporters of race-conscious college admissions enjoyed a victory Tuesday when federal Judge Allison D. Burroughs ruled in favor of Harvard University in a highly...

Texas Tech HSC Eliminates Race-Based Admissions, Raising Concerns About Diversity

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) has agreed to eliminate racial selection during its admission process. "By going beyond the law to enshrine an...

Judge – Once Again – Hears Final Arguments in Harvard Affirmative...

Lawyers for Harvard University and the advocacy group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) met in court this week, nearly four months after the conclusion...