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Men Far More Likely To Benefit From Affirmative Action In College Admissions

In the 1970s, after twice being denied admission to medical school at U.C. Davis, Allan Bakke sued the University of California over its admissions policies. A white male, Bakke charged the university with reverse racial discrimination. His suit went to the Supreme Court, where it became a landmark split decision that, while upholding affirmative action as legal, ordered that Bakke be admitted to Davis. The case helped galvanize the movement against affirmative action.

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Dream Act Legislation Could Complicate Student Aid Picture

Gov. Jerry Brown considers signing a landmark bill that would extend state financial aid to illegal immigrants. At a time of skyrocketing demand for assistance, that makes some legal students anxious.

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Racially Heated Posting Sparks UC Berkeley Outrage

A Facebook post announcing plans by a UC Berkeley Republican group to sell baked goods priced according to race, gender and ethnicity - "White/Caucasian" pastries for $2 and "Black/African American" pastries for 75 cents, for example - has drawn outrage on campus.

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CU-Boulder Sees 9% Increase In Students Of Color

Current student body is campus' most diverse ever, officials say

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CU-Boulder Sees A Boost In International Student Enrollment

New legislation, aggressive recruiting among reasons for new record

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Supreme Court Review Sought For University of Texas Admissions

A student who was denied admission to the University of Texas has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the university’s consideration of race in undergraduate admission decisions.

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University Of Wisconsin-Madison Faculty, Students Fight Admissions Discrimination Charge

UW-Madison waged an all-day offensive Tuesday against a charge that it engages in discriminatory admissions practices — as students and staff rallied on Bascom Hill, hijacked a press conference and disputed the findings of the admissions allegation.

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Hampton Roads Colleges Reaching Out To Hispanics

The 2010 U.S. census counted 50.5 million Hispanics, up from 35.3 million in 2000. The population will triple in size and account for most of the country’s population growth through 2050, according to projections from the Pew Hispanic Center.

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Why A Recent Court Ruling Is Wrong About Affirmative Action In Michigan (Opinion)

In 2006, Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved Proposal 2, ending state-sponsored discrimination via race-based preferences in college admissions, hiring, and contracting. But a recent federal court ruling has temporarily overturned the will of Michigan voters, opening the door for affirmative action’s return to Michigan.

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Court Will Take New Look At Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

A federal appeals court says it will take a fresh look at a decision that overturned Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions and government hiring.

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