CNN NewsNight Aaron Brown

March 15, 2005

By CNN News, March 15, 2005

A. BROWN: Still to come tonight, is the question of spanking kids in school so radioactive that simply asking the question can get you in trouble?

A break first. From New York, this is NEWSNIGHT.

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A. BROWN: Scott McConnell has been studying for his masters in teaching

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Favor the rod, get the ax

March 10, 2005

College expels student who supported corporal punishment

By Patrick D. Healy

The New York Times, March 10, 2005

SYRACUSE, As a substitute teacher in the public schools here, Scott McConnell says students are often annoyed that he does not let them goof off in class. Yet he was not prepared for the sixth

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A Neo-Jesuit Education

February 25, 2005

By David Holman

The American Spectator, February 25, 2005

Mainstream higher academia claims to worship “academic freedom” and “free speech” as its highest goods. Alas, Larry Summers is probably preparing his resume while Ward Churchill hits the speaking circuit. Now comes Scott McConnell, an Army veteran and until recently a graduate student

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Top 10 percent may hurt minorities, report says

February 24, 2005

By Melissa Mixon

Daily Texan, February 24, 2005

An unpublished study, reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education, said black and Hispanic students from predominately minority schools are less likely to enroll in selective colleges such as the University of Texas at Austin.

The report, which examines Texas’ top 10 percent law, was

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A New Route to Racial Diversity

January 28, 2005

Texas A&M raises minority enrollments without race-conscious admissions

By Peter Schmidt

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 28, 2005

CASTING FARTHER, REELING HARDER

Texas A&M University at College Station has undertaken a multi-pronged effort to enroll more minority students without considering race in admissions decisions. Its key elements:

Dispersed Recruiters

Until this academic year, Texas A&M

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Students in U-M case seek damages

December 10, 2004

By Maryanne George

Detroit Free Press, December 10, 2004

Lawyers for two white students who sued the University of Michigan claiming they were denied admission in favor of less-qualified minorities have asked a federal judge to award damages to 30,000 other white and Asian students, who also may have been illegally denied

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Diversity stymied

November 29, 2004

Editorial

Washington Post, November 29, 2004

ONLY LAST YEAR the University of Michigan won a landmark battle in the Supreme Court establishing the legitimacy of carefully designed affirmative action programs to ensure diversity in higher education. This year, fresh off that victory, the university experienced a sudden drop in African American enrollment.

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Universities record drop in black admissions

November 22, 2004

By Michael Dobbs

Washington Post, November 22, 2004

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Despite winning a marathon Supreme Court struggle last year to continue using race as a factor in admitting students, the University of Michigan is reporting the smallest class of African American freshmen in 15 years.

A similar decline in the number

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Critics assail study of race, law students

November 05, 2004

By John Hechinger

Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2004

A new study that’s raising controversy in law-school circles questions whether admissions preferences for black students help them or set them back in their careers.

Research by a respected law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, asserts that blacks who benefit from

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Critics assail study of race, law students

November 05, 2004

By John Hechinger

Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2004

A new study that’s raising controversy in law-school circles questions whether admissions preferences for black students help them or, ironically, set them back in their careers.

Research by a respected law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, asserts that blacks who benefit

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