Panel To Discuss Pros And Cons Of Affirmative Action
April 15, 2003 --
Gerard Alexander, Professor of Politics
Kim Ford-Mazrui, Professor of Law
Ned Moomaw, Professor of Politics
M. Rick Turner, Dean, Office of African-American Affairs
Panel discussion: “Exploring the Issues of Affirmative Action”
Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m.
Wilson Hall, Room 301, University of Virginia
colleges and universities across the country are awaiting the Supreme
Court’s decision challenging racial preferences in student
admissions at the University of Michigan Law School, a University
of Virginia panel will explore the pros and cons of affirmative
action on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Wilson Hall auditorium.
light of the Supreme Court cases, Gratz and Grutter v. Bollinger,
the panel will explore the issue and discuss the implications that
the court’s decision might pose for U.Va. The two cases involve
Barbara Grutter, who was denied admission to the University of Michigan
Law School, and another plaintiff, Jennifer Gratz, who filed suit
after she was denied admission to the university, both in 1995.
At stake is whether race can be taken into account when universities
consider students’ admission.
Magazine, a U.Va. student publication that provides a voice for
Latin Americans from here and abroad, will sponsor the discussion.
Other sponsors include Sustained Dialogue, the Minority Rights Coalition,
the Black Fraternal Council, the Inter-Fraternity Council, the Inter-Sorority
Council and the Latin Student Union.
more information contact Robbie Robinson, a member of the SUR Magazine
staff, at (434) 243-1933 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629