“As we analyze the decisions, I want to underscore that Brown is and will remain firmly committed to advancing the diversity that is central to achieving the highest standards of academic excellence”
Is anyone more depressed about this decision than the leaders of Ivy League schools?
From the Brown website:
Brown president responds to Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action
In the wake of a long-anticipated U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the consideration of race and ethnicity in college admission, Brown University President Christina H. Paxson expressed deep disappointment in the ruling against a holistic practice of considering race among the factors in admitting students to universities. She emphasized the University’s commitment to complying with the law while also sustaining the diversity central to its mission.
In a June 29 letter to the Brown community, Paxson said the University will invest the time needed to conduct a thorough legal review of the 237-page opinion this summer. With the ruling upending decades of precedent, University leaders will focus on determining what strategies for enrolling a talented, diverse student body it can follow, and providing resources and guidance to academic and administrative units for understanding the implications of the court decision for Brown’s programs and activities.
“As we analyze the decisions, I want to underscore that Brown is and will remain firmly committed to advancing the diversity that is central to achieving the highest standards of academic excellence and preparing our students to grow and lead in a complex world,” Paxson wrote. “We know that Brown is strongest when people learn and work together in environments in which they are supported and respected for who they are. This will continue at Brown.”
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