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Charles, Camille Z.; Fischer, Mary J.; Mooney, Margarita A.; Massey, Douglas S. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The use of race-sensitive criteria in admissions continues to be controversial, and critics have leveled three basic charges against it. For one, opponents say the practice constitutes reverse discrimination, lowering the chance of admission for better-qualified white students. They also contend that it creates a mismatch between the skills of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Criticism, Program Effectiveness, Affirmative Action
Young, Jeffrey R. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The head of Arizona State University's film-production program, F. Miguel Valenti, doesn't believe in showing movie clips in his classes, arguing that every scene should be viewed in its full context. So to make a point about why he thinks "Friday the 13th" has destroyed the horror genre, he recently showed the whole bloody mess of a…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Drug Use, Nonprint Media, Rewards