Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 6:56pm
When the Supreme Court, in the 2003 case of Grutter v. Bollinger , narrowly upheld the use of racial preferences at the University of Michigan Law School, it emphasized that such preferences were barely tolerable under the Constitution. They could be used only as a last resort, the court ruled, they must not unduly harm non-minorities, and public universities had to start finding ways to phase them out.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 12/14/2011 - 6:48pm
The University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty senate voted this morning to call for repeal of Alabama's immigration law, widely regarded as the strictest state law of its kind in cracking down on illegal immigrants.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 8:11pm
The Obama administration on Friday urged colleges and universities to get creative in improving racial diversity at their campuses, throwing out a Bush-era interpretation of recent Supreme Court rulings that limited affirmative action in admissions.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 9:17pm
A group of African-American pastors in New Mexico, along with the Albuquerque chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., said Tuesday that they have filed a complaint with the Justice Department alleging that black faculty and staff members at the University of New Mexico and its hospital are subject to discrimination.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 7:29pm
A sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi has placed six members on probation for dressing for a party in blackface depicting the Huxtable family from the situation comedy, "The Cosby Show."