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February 11, 2013
Colleges and Affirmative Action
I wanted to share a letter that I received recently from George Shen, a business consultant in the Greater Boston area and the father of three boys. Shen, a first-generation American who is concerned about how Asian Americans are treated in the admission process by elite schools, has formed a Facebook page entitled Asian Americans Against Affirmative Action. If you...
October 24, 2011
Is the End Nearing for Affirmative Action at Universities?
Is affirmative action on its way out on college campuses? While higher-ed affirmative action policies have been debated for decades, they could now be in jeopardy. Why? Because it’s highly likely that a case filed by Abigail Fisher, a young white woman, who was rejected as an applicant at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, ends up being...
November 13, 2009
College Admissions: Who Gets an Affirmative Action Bump?
I’ve been volunteering at my son Ben’s high school this semester so I’ve been sitting in on some presentations by visiting college admission reps. As they are packing up, I often ask the reps about their admission requirements for minority students since there are a significant number of these kids at Ben’s school. What I’ve discovered is that the college...