US News and World Report
The Paper Trail
May 5, 2008
Without getting into specifics, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman confirmed that black enrollment was down for the year, the Michigan Daily reports. The decrease corresponds with the implementation of a 2006 statewide ballot initiative that essentially banned affirmative action at public institutions. The numbers will be released later in the month, establishing whether the decline is officially a plunge or just a dip.
Coleman said the school plans to ramp up recruiting tactics aimed at underrepresented minorities for next year, as it did when minority enrollment dropped in the wake of the Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling in 2003. http://www.usnews.com/blogs/paper-trail/2008/5/5/michigans-black-enrollment-numbers-down.html