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The Future of Affirmative Action with Jennifer Sandoval-Dancs
Affirmative action has factored into college admission for nearly 50 years now. In a 1978 case regarding Harvard University, Justice Lewis Powell ruled that race could be considered part of an applicant's profile, just as with other traits, such as athletic ability or academic potential. Fast forward to 2022, Harvard, and now UNC-Chapel Hill is back in the spotlight as a new case sits in front of the Supreme Court. In the initial hearing, the Court, now made up of four Justices appointed under President Trump, appeared ready to overrule affirmative action. Justice Clarence Thomas famously said, "I've heard the word diversity quite a few times, and I don't have a clue what it means. It seems to mean everything for everyone." Assuming the ruling is struck down, what does this mean for the future of higher education admission? Will we see substantial change? Join us as Jennifer Sandoval-Dancs, associate vice president for admission and financial aid, leads us in a conversation on this pressing topic and potential implications.

Mar 29, 2023 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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