“I think it’s going to be a challenge. But I think we are up for the challenge in the Yale Admissions Office.”
It’s good to know that they’re trying to do the right thing. Just kidding. They’re trying to work around it.
Yale changes admissions to comply with SCOTUS ruling. 👏👏👏https://t.co/M0ux16K4jS
— Yiatin Chu (@ycinnewyork) September 9, 2023
The Yale Daily News reports:
University announces policy changes following SCOTUS affirmative action ruling
In a Thursday afternoon email, Dean of Yale College Pericles Lewis and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Jeremiah Quinlan offered the Yale community an update about the University’s efforts to promote campus diversity since the Supreme Court’s June ruling against race-conscious admissions.
According to the message, the University has been taking steps to continue attracting students from underrepresented backgrounds and promoting a culture of diversity and inclusivity while complying with the law. Per the email, these steps include updates to Yale’s undergraduate admissions process, an expanded admissions outreach plan, new talent pipelines and a commitment to supporting a culture of belonging.
“The most important message I want people to hear is that even if the law has changed, our values have not,” Quinlan told the News. “We still want to be attracting students from underrepresented backgrounds to Yale, even if the law around how we consider them in the process has changed.”
The email opened by announcing the dismissal of a 2021 lawsuit filed against the University by Students for Fair Admissions, or SFFA, the plaintiff in the cases against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. SFFA decided to dismiss the lawsuit, the message explained, after learning of the changes the University has made to comply with the SCOTUS ruling.
Among these changes are several updates to Yale College’s admissions process, including “extensive” new training for admissions officers on how to evaluate applications without access to a student’s self-identified race.
“[The new training] is going to be a significant undertaking for a very experienced staff like that at Yale,” Quinlan told the News. “I think it’s going to be a challenge. But I think we are up for the challenge in the Yale Admissions Office.”
But how can I possibly evaluate an application without knowing the applicant’s race? pic.twitter.com/bJlUnFtkEf
— FLERP! (@FLERP8) September 9, 2023
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