Jul 7, 2023
The U.S. Supreme Court has released its long-awaited decision in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard and SFFA v. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, striking down colleges’ use of race-conscious admissions nationwide. Madelyn Wessel, senior counsel at Hogan Lovells, and Peter McDonough, vice president and general counsel at ACE, join Mushtaq Gunja to offer initial thoughts about the ruling and potential implications for students and higher education institutions while considering what all of this means for the future of diversity, access, and opportunity on campus and beyond.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
The SFFA v. Harvard and UNC Race in
Admissions Cases: Reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s
American Council on Education | July 6, 2023
Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.
v. President and Fellows of Harvard College
U.S. Supreme Court | June 29, 2023
Supreme Court Strikes Down Race in
American Council on Education | June 30, 2023
Transcript: Contingency Planning and
Prep for a Post–Supreme Court Decision Landscape
American Council on Education | April 19, 2023
ACE Leads Nearly 40 Associations
Urging the Supreme Court to Reaffirm the Legality and Value of
American Council on Education | August 1, 2022
Affirmative Action Was Banned at Two
Top Universities. They Say They Need It.
The New York Times (sub. req.) | Oct. 31, 2022
Without Affirmative Action, How Will
Colleges Seek Racial Diversity?
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | July 5, 2023
Activists Spurred by Affirmative
Action Ruling Challenge Legacy Admissions at Harvard
Associated Press | July 3, 2023
Black Colleges Face Crunch as
Supreme Court Ruling Drives Influx of Students
Bloomberg (sub. req.) | July 5, 2023
Military Academies Exempt from
Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling
The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) | June 29, 2023