Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ohio Universities Defend Affirmative Action Strategies in Their Admissions

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
by Jamaal Abdul-Alim , February 16, 2011

Two universities that are accused in a new report of giving minority students an unfair edge in the admissions process defended their practices Tuesday as being legitimate strategies to expand access and enhance diversity on campus.
The report – titled ‘Racial and Ethnic Preferences in Undergraduate Admissions at Two Ohio Public Universities’ – was released this week by the Falls Church, Va.-based Center for Equal Opportunity, which opposes race-conscious affirmative action in higher education.

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