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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?
This panel discussion will include:
Anthony P. Carnevale, Director, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Jennifer Gratz, Founder and CEO of the XIV Foundation
Lani Guinier, lawyer, scholar, Harvard Law School
Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
Nancy McDuff, Associate VP for admissions and enrollment management, The University of Georgia
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, contributing writer, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (moderator)
This summit will reinforce the importance of racial and socioeconomic diversity in higher education, and identify new paths to achieving these goals relative to legal constraints recently determined by the U.S. Supreme Court.