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Companies choosing profit over biodiversity, what else is new? Editor’s note: mention of animal death

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The New York Public Radio has laid off a sizeable percentage of its employees and ceased two podcasts for cost-cutting. Editor’s warning: mentions of gender-based violence

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On Tuesday, Staff Writer Adria Marin attended Barnard’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s “Studying the Now: Affirmative Action” discussion regarding institutional diversity policies and practices, moderated by President Rosenbury, Professor Melissa Murray, and VP Jennifer Rosales of DEI. 

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On August 23, President Shafik broke her silence on the June SCOTUS decision to strike down affirmative action in college admissions. 

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On June 29, the Supreme Court ruled against the use of race-conscious affirmative action in college admissions. In its aftermath, University administrators and student organizers alike are wondering what it means for the future.

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President Bollinger released a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to examine a challenge to affirmative action cases.

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On Thursday, the Columbia School of Social Work invited Columbia sociologists Jennifer Lee and Van Tran to speak about Asian Americans and the affirmative action debate. Professor Lee describes their work as grounded in “sizzling research.”  Wait, you mean real research? Blasphemy!

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PrezBo’s Defense of Affirmative Action and Discussion of Columbia’s Racial Policy At the beginning of Friday’s University Senate plenary, PrezBo gave a long speech about racism and the university’s role therein. His speech was historical in nature, starting with the Supreme Court decision Brown vs. The Board of Education, which struck down segregated public schooling […]

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Go back in time sixty years to the date. May 17, 1954—the Supreme Court deemed unconstitutional the segregation of African-American students in school, blasting the “separate-but-equal” status quo that existed to that point. Columbia’s favorite affirmative action and equal opportunity advocate, PrezBo, wrote an article in The New Yorker arguing that, while we’ve come a long way as […]

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PrezBo wasn’t in New York Today! He’s lecturing on affirmative action at the Univ. of Illinois! Snatched paraphrases of his talk, from someone who was there: “If legacies and athletes want to argue for easier admissions they can do that, but certain races can’t.” “America still has healing to do because of our past… It […]

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Yesterday, the Supreme Court sort of upheld race-based affirmative action. In the case of Fisher v. Texas, in which a white girl named Abigail Fisher sued the University of Texas for not admitting her and practicing race-based affirmative action, a lower court ruled in favor of the University. Many Supreme Court watchers expected the conservative […]

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Fisher v. Texas

Last week, the Supreme Court began hearing the Fisher vs. University of Texas case.  This case, concerning affirmative action at the University of Texas, threatens to overturn the 2003 Grutter vs. Bollinger, that upheld the use of affirmative action in admissions at the University of Michigan Law School. Abigail Fisher, a white woman, brought her […]

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Yesterday the African Students Association hosted their last political round table of the year on the topic of affirmative action. Panelists included University President Lee Bollinger, Professor Eric Foner, Professor Ted Shaw from the Law School, and Janine Jackson, program director at FAIR. Packed to capacity from 9 pm till 11 pm, Lerner C555 provided […]

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Fisher v. Texas, a case which, if ruled in favor of Fisher, would effectively undo PrezBo’s landmark 2003 affirmative action win. PrezBo scored that victory, Grutter v. Bollinger, coming east from UMich, where he was a big affirmative action supporter. The conclusion of the case affirmed public universities’ right […]

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