college admissions

The statue of UNCG founder Charles Duncan McIver

UNCG first-time college enrollment rises after falling numbers, budget cuts

BY: - September 5, 2023

UNC-Greensboro released its fall enrollment numbers Tuesday, showing increases in first-time college students after budget cuts and declines in student numbers that have threatened programs and positions across the regional university. UNCG enrolled a total of 17,743 students for the fall semester, which started last month — down slightly from 17,978 for fall of 2022. […]

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 […]

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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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Monday numbers: Diversity, appointments and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees

BY: - August 28, 2023

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision against the consideration of race in admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill and Harvard University, the campus and UNC System level governing boards have wrestled with the issue of racial diversity — its value in higher education, and how and whether to pursue it. Last month, the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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New UNC-Chapel Hill policy all but bans asking applicants about racial experiences

BY: - July 28, 2023

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees passed changes to the university’s non-discrimination policy Thursday that some members warned go well beyond  last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision against considering race in admissions. The high court’s ruling found using race as a criterion in admissions decisions to be a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection […]


Affirmative action.

BY: - July 24, 2023

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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 […]

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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 […]

Protestors near the U.S. Supreme Court

‘This is not a normal court,’ says Biden as GOP opponents praise affirmative action ruling

BY: - June 29, 2023

WASHINGTON — Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively scrambles the role affirmative action plays in the college admissions process cannot let the country slide “backwards,” President Joe Biden said just hours after the majority justices released their opinion. Meanwhile, Republicans seeking to challenge him in 2024 praised the decision. Issues of race and higher […]