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How the Supreme Court’s Decision on Affirmative Action Could Affect College Admissions
The Supreme Court has the power to end race-conscious college admissions in all 50 states. Here's what could change in higher education.

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in cases challenging race-conscious admissions practices at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The court previously ruled that colleges may consider an applicant's race as one of numerous factors in a holistic evaluation process. But Students for Fair Admissions, the conservative activist group that brought the two cases, is asking the justices to overturn that decision and, with it, years of precedent.

As we await the court’s decisions, the Education Writers Association will hold a webinar on Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. Eastern to help journalists better understand the cases and how the rulings may affect the colleges they cover.

Experts will break down the arguments made before the court and explain what the research tells us about the claims. They will detail how the college admissions process is likely to change if the court bans the consideration of race.

Additionally, panelists will share alternative strategies to promote diversity on campus, and explain what they learned from the practices of colleges in states where officials already banned the consideration of race.


• Paulette Granberry Russell, president, National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education
• Julie J. Park, associate professor of student affairs, University of Maryland
• Angel Pérez, CEO, National Association for College Admission Counseling
• Lisa Przekop, director of admissions, University of California-Santa Barbara
• Teresa Watanabe, staff writer, Los Angeles Times

Nov 30, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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