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Pro-Affirmative Action Suit Rejected

By Scott Jaschik, Inside HigherEd, April 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a suit that sought to lift California's ban on the consideration of race or ethnicity in the admissions decisions of public colleges and universities.

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Court upholds California affirmative action ban

By Christina Hoag, Associated Press, April 3, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Affirmative action proponents took a hit Monday as a federal appeals court panel upheld California’s ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities.

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Race-based admission returns to the Supreme Court

By Editorial, Washington Post, March 3, 2012

If the court finds fault with UT’s unique approach, it should keep its ruling narrow to address only those instances in which the university may have overstepped existing law.

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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Texas Affirmative Action Case

By Charles Dervarics, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, February 22, 2012

The hot-button issue of affirmative action in college admissions is heading back to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that may have a significant impact on post-secondary institutions.

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Affirmative-Action Foe Is Facing Allegations of Financial Misdeeds

By CHARLIE SAVAGE, The New York Times, January 17, 2012

WASHINGTON — Ward Connerly, the black businessman who has been the face of the movement to end affirmative action for nearly two decades, is facing accusations from a prominent former ally that he has mismanaged — and exploited for his own benefit — donations to that cause made by fellow conservatives.

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Affirmative-action foes urge Supreme Court to take Texas case

By Robert Barnes, December 18, 2011

Is the Supreme Court up for one more potentially divisive and game-changing case in a term that already holds the potential to be the most significant in decades?

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President Obama Honors Outstanding Science, Math, and Engineering Mentors

By Office of the Press Secretary, The White House, November 15, 2011

President Obama today named nine individuals and eight organizations recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. The mentors will receive their awards at a White House ceremony later this year.

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USAJobs missteps prompt House panel to take a closer look at OPM

By Joe Davidson, The Washington Post, November 16, 2011

Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry did his best Tuesday to reassure a probing congressional panel that his agency is competent to run the government’s computerized jobs board, despite early evidence to the contrary.

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U. of Wisconsin Is Accused of Bias Against White Applicants

By The Chronicle of Higher Education September 13, 2011

The Center for Equal Opportunity, an advocacy organization opposed to racial and ethnic preferences, has issued a report accusing the University of Wisconsin at Madison of extreme bias against white students in its undergraduate and law-school admissions.

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Elite Schools Rethink Saving Seat for Little Sister

By JENNY ANDERSON, The New York Times, www.nytimes.com, September 5, 2011

Here's a back-to-school math problem: There are 62 kindergarten seats at the Trinity School this fall, and 756 children wanted them. What percentage made the cut?

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Diverse in India: Controversial Film Addresses Affirmative Action in Indian Higher Education

By Jamaal Abdul-Alim, DiverseEducation.com, August 25, 2011

Rajesh, a 31-year-old banker, and Ganesh, a 20-year-old engineering student, did something here recently that was banned in other parts of the country until this past Saturday when they both went to see Aarakshan, a controversial movie about the contentious class-based quota system in India�s institutions of higher learning.

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