Monday, July 8, 2013
The Century Foundation is hosting the following event next week:
Affirmative Action and Fisher: What Now?
July 19, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at The Century Foundation D.C. Office
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005
Although the U.S. Supreme Court remanded the case of Fisher v. University of Texas to a lower court for further review, the justices laid out a new, tougher, set of rules for using race that require universities first to examine "race-neutral alternatives." What are the benefits and drawbacks of various options: Providing a leg up to economically disadvantaged students of all races? Admitting students in the top percentage of their high school class, irrespective of test scores? Creating new partnerships between universities and high schools? Facilitating transfers from community colleges? Eliminating legacy preferences for the children of alumni?
Anthony P. Carnevale, Director, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Jennifer Gratz, Founder and CEO, XIV Foundation, and plaintiff in Gratz
Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Nancy McDuff, Associate Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Management, The University of Georgia
Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
Nancy McDuff, Associate Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Management, The University of Georgia
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, contributing writer, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (moderator)