Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Purdue Okay with Court's Decision on Race in Admissions

Purdue' officials seem to regard the Supreme Court's ruling on race in university admission decisions as maintaining the status quo. The Court left standing the 2003 Grutter v. Bollinger decision in which justices decided that race can be one factor in holistic admissions decisions made by higher education institutions. The Journal and Courier summarizes Purdue's position as follows:
"That’s exactly what Purdue, which admits applicants using criteria including race, an applicant’s background and experiences, academic performance, class rank, SAT or ACT scores and admissions essays, was hoping for. 'Grutter appears to still be good law,' said Steven Schultz, Purdue’s in-house legal counsel. 'We believe there’s value in the current approach.'"

Read more about responses to the ruling from Purdue and IU here.