Affirmative Action in the News
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September 9, 2008
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1) After Proposal 2, Grand Valley State University Minority Freshmen Enrollment Falls 30 Percent
Nardy Baeza Bickel
Article, The Grand Rapids Press
September 9, 2008
While Grand Valley State University's incoming class is the largest in the college's history, those figures show a steep drop in the number of incoming minority students.
2) UNL Chancellor Criticizes Affirmative Action Ballot Proposal in Annual Address
Article, Omaha World-Herald
September 4, 2008
Even if Nebraskans approve a constitutional amendment that would ban many state affirmative action programs, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will continue to seek color on campus, Chancellor Harvey Perlman said this morning.
3) Affirmative-Action Safeguard Fails to Make Ballot
Article, The Denver Post
September 3, 2008
Colorado voters will have only one affirmative action-related ballot measure to decide upon this November. The Secretary of State's office announced Wednesday that Initiative 82, a measure that would have safeguarded affirmative action policies in Colorado, doesn't have enough signatures to make the ballot. That leaves only Amendment 46, which would eliminate certain affirmative action programs in the state, on the ballot.
4) UCLA's New Admission Policy Rights a Wrong
Darnelle M. Hunt
Opinion, Los Angeles Times
September 7, 2008
It's no secret that the number of African American students admitted to UCLA plummeted after 1996, when Proposition 209 was passed. The proposition banned "preferential treatment" of race, sex or ethnicity in admissions to California's public universities, and by fall 2006, only 250 of the 12,189 students admitted to UCLA's freshman class were African American.
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