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Thread: Minority admissions down ?
06-05-2004, 12:35 PM #1
Minority admissions down ?
Originally Posted by UC/Berkeley Student
A possible reason for lower numbers:
Gary Orfield, co-director of The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, said possible explanations include higher tuitions across the nation as well as publicity over a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down Michigan's system for giving admission preference based on race.
Berkeley recruiting efforts were further hurt, campus officials say, by new restrictions on their practice of flying students from predominantly minority high schools to campus for pre-application visits.
The fall enrollment figures came about six months after John Moores, chairman of UC's governing Board of Regents, issued a report saying Berkeley turned away thousands of students who aced the SAT but accepted hundreds -- many of whom were black or Hispanic -- with low scores.
06-05-2004, 02:29 PM #2
Re: Minority admissions down ?
I am not too familiar with your education system but I have to agree with you. Universities should not reflect the public, it is not about the public but who wishes and who can enroll into university.
The fact that they choose to accept people with low scores just because they are playing the race card is being politically correct yet unfair toward those who have worked hard for their admission.
To be completely biased, they should number the students and only go by their SAT scores.