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Kahlenberg, Richard D. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
At Middlebury College--and on campuses throughout the country--class is coming out of the closet. Long hidden from view, economic status is emerging from the shadows, as once-taboo discussions are taking shape. The growing economic divide in America, and on American campuses, has given rise to new student organizations, and new dialogues, focused…
Descriptors: Student Costs, Socioeconomic Status, Social Class, College Students
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The author reports on a Supreme Court case that is echoing across the University of Texas at Austin, and for some students, it is personal. Not long after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Abigail Fisher's case against the University of Texas at Austin, a lighthearted joke made the rounds at the Warfield Center for African and African-American…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Selective Admission
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The author reports on the U.S. Supreme Court hearing regarding the Texas admissions case that exposes gaps in the affirmative-action law. As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging race-conscious admissions at the University of Texas at Austin, it became evident that the court's past rulings on such policies have failed to…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Minority Groups, Minority Group Students, Race
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
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The Supreme Court's members generally are too decorous to exclaim "I told you so." But U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy stands perched on the edge of an I-told-you-so moment, thanks to the court's decision to take up a challenge to a race-conscious college-admission policy that poses some of the same questions he had accused…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Law Schools, Colleges, Higher Education
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Largely because of their high aspirations for their children, many Chinese immigrants are acutely aware of the University of California's new undergraduate-admissions policy. With the new policy, the Board of Regents hopes to widen the applicant pool and give campuses more flexibility in selecting students. Asian-Americans bitterly oppose it,…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Chinese Americans, College Admission, Immigrants
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Born out of one legal battle over affirmative action, the Texas college-admissions policy known as the "top 10 percent plan" is now at the center of another. The University of Texas at Austin is being challenged in U.S. District Court over its 2004 decision to return to using race-conscious admissions criteria after years without them.…
Descriptors: Class Rank, Public Colleges, Courts, Affirmative Action
Tapia, Richard A. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
For more than four decades, universities have used affirmative-action policies to increase the participation of U.S.-born women and members of minority groups in higher education, where traditionally they have been under-represented. Yet those policies, often applied in decisions about which students to admit and which faculty members to hire,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Court Litigation, Cultural Pluralism, Affirmative Action
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
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This February 25, 2005 issue of "Chronicle of Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Sins of Admission" (Sumner, James); (2) "Admissions Today: 6…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Admission, College Choice, Scores
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 July 2, 2004 issue of "Chronicle of Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "The Provost as Gatekeeper: A Former Provost Offers Advice on Managing the…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Tenure, College Faculty, Plagiarism
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 August 6, 2004 issue of "Chronicle for Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Graduate Education Is a Seamless Web of Learning and Work, Not Class…
Descriptors: Labor Relations, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Teaching Assistants