I think we can all agree that a student’s economic background, just like his or her race or ethnicity, shouldn’t negatively impact his or her chances of attending university.
The 50 graduate students who attended University President Lee Bollinger’s fireside chat at his home Monday night got a history lesson on affirmative action.
Columbia has a big stake when it comes to education policies, such as student loans, research, and affirmative action. Most administrators can’t or won’t share their opinions, but University President Lee Bollinger gives the advantage to Obama.
Affirmative Action warrants extensive reform, for this policy serves as an excuse for colleges to sacrifice equitable admissions policies in favor of a fetishized form of diversity.
If the Court rules that affirmative action is unconstitutional—a real possibility, considering its composition—the decision would take effect immediately at Columbia and other institutions.
Four students have enrolled in NROTC so far, three from the School of General Studies and one from Columbia College.
Now that the Supreme Court has decided to hear Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Grutter and Gratz decisions could be overturned, which Bollinger said could have “major consequences.”
Those against affirmative action do not understand that merit-based admissions really means favoring those with economic privilege.
Bollinger spoke at length about his personal history with affirmative action litigation and took questions on a potential conflict with New York University over St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital.
President Bollinger's commitment to faculty diversity at Columbia is necessary.
Dec 10, 6:55pm
Barnard Student Government Association correspondent Emma Goss brings you the highlights from Monday night’s Barnard SGA representative council meeting. What They’ve Done: Dean Avis Hinkson, BC ’84 and TC ’87, spoke about increasing... Read More
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