Diversity Issues

Diversity Issues: Swing Justices Join Conservatives in 6-2 Vote to Overturn Michigan Affirmative Action Victory

Diversity Issues:  Swing Justices Join Conservatives in 6-2 Vote to Overturn Michigan Affirmative Action Victory

Swing Justices Join Conservatives in 6-2 Vote to Overturn Michigan Affirmative Action Victory   April 22, 2014 – To read more about the Supreme Court upholding Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban, Click Here.  To read the Supreme Court Decision, Click Here. The Bunche Center has been at the forefront of the issue of diversity and equal access in campus addmissions and […]

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Diversity Issues: Faculty Senate Votes to Create African American Studies Department

Diversity Issues:  Faculty Senate Votes to Create African American Studies Department

  April 10, 2014 – UCLA Newsroom reports on Faculty Senate unanimously voting to create African American studies department.  To read the full story,  Click Here.

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Diversity Issues: Chancellor Block Addresses Results of UC-wide Campus Climate Study

Diversity Issues:  Chancellor Block Addresses Results of UC-wide Campus Climate Study

March 20, 2014 – In an open letter published in UCLA Newsroom, Chancellor Gene Block discusses the results of the UC-wide Campus Climate Study and how the information will help direct continued efforts to make UCLA an even more inclusive and accepting place for all of our campus community.  To read the full article, Click Here.

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Diversity Issues: Freeman Named New Assistant Dean At Anderson

Diversity Issues:  Freeman Named New Assistant Dean At Anderson

Kimberly Freeman, an alumna who received her M.B.A. in 2002, is named UCLA Anderson School of Management’s new assistant dean for diversity initiatives and community relations.  As the assistant dean for diversity initiatives and community relations, she will spearhead the school’s initiatives to enhance its community through diversity and create an inclusive culture among students, faculty and staff.  She also will […]

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Diversity Issues: Rise of Diversity Among Undergraduate Applicants to UCLA

Diversity Issues:  Rise of Diversity Among Undergraduate Applicants to UCLA

  January 21, 2014 – Diversity increased among applicants to UCLA this year, with Chicanos/Latinos, African-Americans and Native Americans all applying in greater numbers than in previous years.  UCLA campus received a record number of applications for fall 2014 admission, more than any other University of California school.  In recent years, UCLA has been the most applied-to four-year university in […]

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Diversity Issues: Website Supports Black Transfer Students

Diversity Issues: Website Supports Black Transfer Students

January 13, 2014 -The Black Bruin Transfer Success website is designed to create an empowering space for people of Afrikan descent who have transferred from California community colleges or other institutions to UCLA.   The website hopes to maximize the experience of Black transfer students and provide a space for dialogue, debate and discussion.  To check out the website, Click Here.       […]

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Diversity Issues: Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Affirmative Action Case

Diversity Issues:  Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Affirmative Action Case

October 16, 2013 — The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in Schuette v. Coalition, a case that will likely determine the fate of affirmative action nationwide.  As expected, the questioning during the hearing suggests that justices will align along the usual  ideological lines.  Justice Kennedy — often a swing voter between the conservative and liberal sides of the court — offers the […]

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Diversity Issues: Is Affirmative Action Still Needed?

Diversity Issues:  Is Affirmative Action Still Needed?

October 2, 2013 — Listen to Bunche Center Director Dr. Darnell Hunt and members of the Alliance for Equal Opportunity in Education discuss on KPFK’s “Beautiful Struggle” the issues at stake in Schuette v. Coalition, for which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on October 15.  September 25, 2013 —Affirmative action activists on both sides prepare as the U.S. Supreme Court […]

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Diversity Issues: Filings in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

Diversity Issues:  Filings in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

August 31, 2013 — In about a month and a half (October 15), the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, a case that is likely to have a national impact on the use of race in college admissions.  The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year found a Michigan law banning the […]

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Diverse Issues: Berkeley and UCLA Post Affirmative Action

Diverse Issues: Berkeley and UCLA Post Affirmative Action

Berkeley and UCLA Post Affirmative Action The Journal, Inside Higher Ed, discusses the consideration of race in admissions decisions now that the Supreme Court has made its ruling.  Click HERE.  For more information on the Bunche Center’s past research on diversity issues, click HERE

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