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Meritorious applicants left in the dust

Race is just one factor among many issues in college admissions process

Almost 30 years ago, after claiming he had lost a teaching position to a woman of color, Thomas Wood turned his private frustration in to a public crusade in the form of Proposition 209, a California initiative that ultimately abolished affirmative action in education, employment and contracting in the state.
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Affirmative action: Fisher case could have far-reaching effects

Supreme Court to consider affirmative action lawsuit against the University of Texas

In this second of a four part series, we consider how Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a debate examining the constitutionality of considering race in the university admissions process, will impact higher education admissions nationwide.
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Boalt Hall student Cyrus Guray marches on July 24th, 1995 to protest the UC Board of Regents decision to end affirmative action.

Affirmative action: A history of contention

Imminent US Supreme Court case places issue back in spotlight

The role of affirmative action in the university admissions process will once again be brought before the U.S. Supreme Court and into the national spotlight this week, representing the next step in a long history of debates that has often found itself played out at the University of California.
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10 percent admissions plan allows equality

UC Berkeley should adopt affirmative action plan similar to University of Texas

BAMN agrees with UC President Mark Yudof, the other UC chancellors and other university administrations nationwide who have taken a stand in defense of the University of Texas affirmative action plan. The Daily Californian editorial from Aug. 20 ignores the entire reality of the resegregation of the UC Berkeley campus
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UC files brief in support of race-based admissions policies

UC President Mark Yudof and the chancellors of all 10 UC campuses submitted a “friend of the court” brief Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court declaring support for the University of Texas in a contentious case challenging the use of race in undergraduate admissions.
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