Lawyers on Race-Conscious Admissions: ‘This is Doable. But Also, Do it Right.’

Lawyers on Race-Conscious Admissions: ‘This is Doable. But Also, Do it Right.’

January 31, 2019 | Chronicle.com
By Nell Gluckman

If part of the intent of the recent affirmative-action lawsuits brought against universities was to send a chill through admissions offices, it doesn’t seem to be working. Most of the discussion at a conference here this week on race and admissions was about how to do a better job bringing underrepresented minority students to campuses, not about whether it can be done at all.

“We do have to be creative about solutions on equity,” said Stella M. Flores, an associate dean and associate professor at New York University.

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