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NYU Must Affirm Affirmative Action

NYU Must Affirm Affirmative Action

By WSN Editorial Board

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, NYU must reaffirm its commitment to Affirmative-Action.

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It’s Affirmative, Your Race Isn’t Why You Got Into NYU

It’s Affirmative, Your Race Isn’t Why You Got Into NYU

By Sierra Jackson, News Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, Top Stories

Recent debates about Affirmative Action may have caused you to question NYU's admission policies.

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Affirmative Action Should Focus on Economic Diversity

Affirmative Action Should Focus on Economic Diversity

By Andrew Heying, Opinion Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Affirmative Action should continue to exist, but it needs some changes.

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NYU Guesses Racial, Ethnic Identity of Some Employees

NYU Guesses Racial, Ethnic Identity of Some Employees

By Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, University News

NYU's Human Resources department is federally mandated to guess the race and ethnicity of employees who don't self-report that information.

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Debate Calls Into Question Implementation of Affirmative Action

Debate Calls Into Question Implementation of Affirmative Action

By Brooke Jensen, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under News, University News

In the NYU Review and Debates's inaugural debate, professors and students contend the polarizing topic of affirmative action based on students' economic backgrounds.

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University to await effects of Supreme Court affirmative action ruling

University to await effects of Supreme Court affirmative action ruling

July 22, 2013


Filed under News

In light of the Supreme Court decision in late June to send the affirmative action case brought by the University of Texas back to the lower courts, NYU said that it will continue to take race into consideration when shaping the next student body as the university awaits the effects of the ruling. A 7-1 ...

Admissions offices consider more than racial diversity

Admissions offices consider more than racial diversity

April 22, 2013


Filed under News

The legality of affirmative action is being questioned once again as another affirmative action case heads to the Supreme Court. Inside Higher Ed reported last month that the Supreme Court had taken on a case regarding affirmative action. The justices discussed whether Michigan residents had th...

Supreme Court should hold previous rulings on affirmative action

Supreme Court should hold previous rulings on affirmative action

October 11, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

For the first time since 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments on affirmative action. Abigail Fisher, a white woman who was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin, sued the university because she says its affirmative action program is discriminatory and unfair. The University...