affirmative action

A North Carolina historical marker sign entitled "PCB PROTESTS" celebrates the start of the environmental justice movement

It may have just gotten harder to protect minority communities from pollution

BY: - August 30, 2023

In recent years, some states have invested in air quality monitoring, applied extra scrutiny to permitting decisions and steered cleanup funding to minority communities that have borne the brunt of pollution for decades. Now, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down race-conscious college admissions policies, state lawmakers are facing a […]

South Building at the University of North Carolina

Attorney says Supreme Court affirmative action ruling prompts overreaction at UNC

BY: - August 29, 2023

The UNC System’s recent directives to its campuses on how to react to the U.S. Supreme Court decision on race in admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill and Harvard University reflect the politics of the system’s political appointees more than sound legal reasoning, according to a prominent civil rights attorney who argued the case. When civil rights […]

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UNC System issues new directives after U.S. Supreme Court ruling on race in admissions

BY: - August 23, 2023

The UNC System has issued directives to its 17 campuses on how to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision on the role of race in admissions. Over five pages, it lays out specific policies for universities and warns against actions and policies not explicitly prohibited by the Supreme Court decision, due to “the […]

aerial view of UNC Chapel Hill

Biden administration provides guidance on diversity in college admissions 

BY: - August 14, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and Department of Education jointly released guidance on Monday to colleges and universities about how to consider race in admissions decisions, following the Supreme Court’s summer decision that struck down affirmative action in higher education. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, on a call with reporters, said higher education institutions can […]

UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC-Chapel Hill grapples with non-discrimination policies, will set tone for university system

BY: - July 27, 2023

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees began work Wednesday on changing the university’s non-discrimination policies after last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision against using race in admissions. At a full day of committee hearings, board members crafted language expected to be brought to a vote at Thursday’s full board meeting. Dean Weber, head of the […]


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BY: - July 24, 2023

Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling spurs a political battle over college admission policies

BY: - July 24, 2023

When UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz faced questions about a new tuition and outreach program from the UNC Board of Governors last week, it laid bare a looming political conflict at colleges across the nation. How will they react to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling against race in admissions? And will they face pressure […]

UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz

UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor faces UNC Board of Governors questions over tuition plan

BY: - July 20, 2023

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz appeared before a special meeting of the UNC System Board of Governors Wednesday to explain his plan to fully cover tuition and fees for in-state students whose families earn less than $80,000 a year. The plan would apply only to students enrolling at UNC-Chapel Hill, not other campuses within the […]

Protestors near the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. should end legacy college admissions

BY: - July 19, 2023

Who will benefit from the Supreme Court’s recent ruling striking down race as a factor in college admissions? Mostly, just wealthy white people. That’s because the ruling refused to touch so-called “legacy admissions.” Colleges are free to continue giving preferential treatment to the children of alumni, donors, and other well-connected, privileged people. Former president George W. Bush is a […]

Congresswoman Kathy Manning on NC’s business climate and reproductive healthcare

BY: - July 17, 2023

There’s a widespread perception in many circles these days that Washington has become a city completely paralyzed by political gridlock. As NC Newsline was reminded, however, in a recent conversation with North Carolina Sixth District Congresswoman, Kathy Manning, in many areas, this is actually not the case. Indeed, as Manning reported, she’s succeeded in recent […]