Entries in On Campus by Kirk Carapezza
In a 4-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. Colleges and universities that had filed amicus briefs in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas are welcoming the decision.
Facing a $22 million budget gap, the University of Massachusetts Boston announced that it may cut hundreds of teaching positions before next semester. Administrators want to meet student demand more efficiently, but these staffing cuts signal something deeper: a national funding and identity crisis in public higher education.
Three Ivy League schools are alleged to have used racial quotas to limit the number of Asian American students admitted to their campuses. The Asian American Coalition for Education says Yale, Brown and Dartmouth have been doing this for at least a decade. The group recently filed a complaint with the federal government.