Amicus Briefs Filed in Affirmative Action Cases

As the Supreme Court readies to hear two seminal cases this fall that will decide the fate of Affirmative Action, two top public university systems have filed amicus briefs with the high court. And it’s not just any two top public university systems: it’s two university systems that previously banned … 

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Affirmative Action Case Draws Near

The long-anticipated high profile cases that will challenge the right of universities across the land to consider race in the admissions process have landed a date on the Supreme Court’s docket. That date? October 21, 2022. The Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina case will be heard … 

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Affirmative Action Workarounds

If the Supreme Court chooses to outlaw the consideration of race in college admissions, which is a distinct possibility and — we would argue — even probability, how will America’s colleges continue to enroll diverse student bodies? After all, it wouldn’t be a good look for America’s elite universities to … 

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On Affirmative Action

In an op-ed for The New York Post, a conservative-leaning daily newspaper, a writer argues that our nation’s elite colleges essentially have a moral imperative to end Affirmative Action so various under-qualified underrepresented minority students who earn admission don’t have to struggle to succeed academically once they matriculate. It’s an … 

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The Reappearance of the Poster Child Challenging Affirmative Action

Do our readers remember Michael Wang, the student — now back in the news — who became the self-appointed proverbial poster child of Asian American discrimination in elite college admissions by filing a complaint with the United States Department of Education against Yale University, Princeton University, and Stanford University? As … 

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Affirmative Action Case Discussed at Senate Confirmation Hearing

As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, we’ve got a crystal ball at Ivy Coach. In fact, earlier this year, our famously accurate crystal ball predicted that the United States Supreme Court would rule against Harvard University in the appeal of the Students for Fair … 

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Affirmative Action Is Still Necessary

Is race-based Affirmative Action still necessary in the highly selective college admissions process? As loyal readers of our college admissions blog can guess, our answer is a resounding yes. While the years-long practice of offering preferential treatment to underrepresented minorities has indeed moved the needle towards a fairer and more … 

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Affirmative Action in Jeopardy

The right of universities to consider race as a factor in the college admissions process is now officially in legal peril. The United States Supreme Court agreed today to debate the legal right of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina — two cases brought by Edward Blum, the … 

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White Privilege in Admissions

There’s a new study out that suggests white students enjoy an advantage in the college admissions process. Yes, that’s right: white students have the leg up. In the study, conducted by Art & Science Group, a firm that offers advice to colleges on their enrollment patterns, surveyed high school students … 

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On the Allegedly Oppressed White Male in Elite College Admissions

Whenever we post about Asian American discrimination in elite college admissions or speak up from atop our soapbox in admissions about the necessity of Affirmative Action, a vocal minority of people chime in lamenting how “the white male” is in fact the biggest “victim” in holistic college admissions. Frankly, it’s … 

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