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Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The author reports on the ruling of a divided appellate court that held that the state law unconstitutionally made it harder for minorities to seek preferences than for other groups. The court struck down a voter-passed ban on the use of race-conscious admissions by Michigan's public colleges, holding that the measure had unconstitutionally put…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Federal Courts, Constitutional Law, State Legislation
Troop, Don – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Western Michigan University is building an innovative program to make welcome those students who were raised in foster care and to help them earn their diplomas without having to shoplift or trespass over the holidays. Many of the students have comfortable apartments on the campus, and a hall was kept open over the holiday break for dorm residents…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Foster Care, Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article reports on a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down two voluntary school-integration plans in a 5-to-4 ruling issued last week. Its decision left solidly intact its precedents dealing with affirmative action in higher education. Rather than signaling any clear desire to revisit its past decisions on race-conscious admissions…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, School Desegregation, Racial Integration
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
The U.S. Supreme Court provided evidence that its membership had shifted to be more critical of affirmative action as it heard oral arguments last week in two cases involving the race-based assignment of students to public schools. Although the court did not exhibit any desire to reconsider its stand on affirmative action in higher education, the…
Descriptors: College Admission, Affirmative Action, Courts, Racial Factors
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2004
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This November 5, 2004 issue of "Chronicle for Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Measure Professor's Real Service, Not Lip Service" (Furman, Andrew);…
Descriptors: Faculty Evaluation, Psychiatry, Television, Innovation