Affirmative Action in Peril

Is Affirmative Action in peril? At Ivy Coach, we don’t happen to think so. We believe the Supreme Court, which recently heard a case concerning the right of universities to consider race in the admissions process, will uphold the right of universities to use race as a factor in the … 

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Affirmative Action at Supreme Court

A piece in “The New York Times” by Adam Liptak entitled “Student’s Protests May Play Role in Supreme Court Case on Race in Admissions” focuses on how the protests at schools like Yale and Princeton may shape how the highest court in the land rules in this important Affirmative Action … 

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Abigail Fisher v. Affirmative Action

Oh, we meant Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Freudian slip. Anyhow, Affirmative Action is headed back to the highest court in America. The plaintiff is Abigail Fisher. The defendant is the University of Texas at Austin. If you feel like you’ve heard about this one before, you’re … 

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Affirmative Action Cases

In another indication of the eyeballs that will be closely watching the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin lawsuit, Harvard University recently filed a motion to delay a lawsuit brought against the school. And why? Because the university feels that the lawsuit brought against Harvard, one filed in November … 

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Supreme Court to Weigh Affirmative Action

It’s been a very busy few days for America’s highest court. On Friday, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land, with the compelling majority opinion authored by the conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy. And today, the nation’s highest court decided they’d take on another … 

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Affirmative Action for the Rich

Robert Reich, the always outspoken former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, has published a well argued piece up on “Salon” entitled “Robert Reich: College admissions are affirmative action for the rich.” In his op-ed, Reich argues that parents and applicants are so stressed out these days about the … 

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Affirmative Action Ruling

The United States Supreme Court has issued an Affirmative Action ruling with respect to the ability of public universities in the state of Michigan to use Affirmative Action in admissions decisions. That answer is no. With a 6-2 decision, the court upheld the Michigan constitutional amendment banning the practice. According to … 

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Affirmative Action in America

Where does the Obama administration stand on Affirmative Action in America, you ask? The Obama administration has affirmed that it supports the use of race in college admissions with the goal of increasing the diversity of college campuses across America. In fact, the Department of Education and the Department of … 

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White Men and Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action is a college admissions practice in which minorities have increased odds of getting into colleges as compared to their majority counterparts (i.e., white men), right? Most would likely say yes to this question. But the actual answer is not so much. According to a “Washington Times” piece entitled, … 

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College Admission Affirmative Action

In today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court did uphold affirmative action policies throughout the nation. However, the highest court in the land also delineated new limits on college admissions affirmative action. The decision states that while affirmative action policies are indeed constitutional, colleges … 

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