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Column: Colleges should be more transparent in admission decisions

Column: Colleges should be more transparent in admission decisions

Sabrina Mi

December 20, 2017


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates, Top Story

As we move towards an increasingly globalized economy, higher education is seen as an essential, yet controversial, part of the American experience. Under the Trump administration, practices including Affirmative Action may be reopened for debate, however, discussions should also involve another asp...

With college deadlines approaching, students reflect on the practice of affirmative action

Rebecca Qin, Social Media Editor

November 19, 2016


Filed under FEATURE

On Oct. 26, a group of conservative students held an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” at the University of Texas, sparking outrage and protest. According to the Huffington Post, the group charged different prices for its baked goods based on race and ethnicity. Their intent, they said, was to mirr...

The Affirmative Action Paradox. Preferential treatment for minorities discriminates against majority.

The Affirmative Action Paradox. Preferential treatment for minorities discriminates against majority.

perspectives

May 21, 2015


Filed under Print, Print Columnists

Nearly 80 years ago, at the age of 16, my grandfather, José, boarded a boat off the shore of Cuba and emigrated to the United States. In Havana, José lived a life of true poverty. He left a home where he, the youngest child, was given the privilege of sleeping on an ironing board—the most comfo...

Hook, line and sink the Fisher case. The Supreme Court should uphold affirmative action with addendum.

Hook, line and sink the Fisher case. The Supreme Court should uphold affirmative action with addendum.

perspectives

May 18, 2012


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print

The Supreme Court will soon review the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case dealing with affirmative action. In the original case, two white women sued the University of Texas at Austin for denying their admission based on race, allegedly in violation of the 14th Amendment. The court’s decision will potentially have tremendous implications toward affirmative action, possibly halting the policy altogether. Given affir...