A&M pushing for diversity

November 01, 2004

School strives to recruit minorities through phone calls, VIP visits

By Holly K. Hacker

The Dallas Morning News, November 1, 2004

What does it take to get a minority student to Texas A&M University?

University President Robert Gates has personally phoned students at home, encouraging them to become Aggies. Recruiters promote the university at

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What would Rachel say?

August 04, 2004


By Harvey A. Silverglate

The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2004

Free speech “paranoids” have long warned that sexual harassment law is mushrooming out of control. Well, that fear has just been vindicated in an episode that’s as bizarre as it is disconcerting. Scriptwriters for the TV series “Friends” are being sued,

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State’s high court hears from ‘Friends’

June 22, 2004

Harassment charge from production days puts free speech at issue

By Joyce Howard Price

Washington Times, June 22, 2004

Free-speech groups want the California Supreme Court to overturn an appellate ruling that allowed a writers’ assistant for the TV comedy “Friends” to pursue a sexual harassment claim because of bawdy banter between the

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California university student settles free-speech lawsuit

May 06, 2004


By Staff Writer

Associated Press, May 6, 2004

A student who claims he was punished for posting a political flier has settled a free-speech lawsuit against California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Under the agreement reached this week with the school’s board of trustees, the university will expunge its

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Poll: Voters support affirmative action ban, but it’s confusing

April 02, 2004

By Staff Writer

Associated Press, April 2, 2004

Most Michigan voters would support a ban on affirmative action at public agencies and universities based on the language in a ballot initiative, according to a poll released Friday.

But the name of the group pushing the proposal, the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, may be

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Stevens offers an inside look

October 06, 2003

By Tony Mauro

Legal Times, October 6, 2003

The private notes of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens have been leaked to the public, revealing how he framed the University of Michigan affirmative action cases during the Court’s closed-door deliberations.

But there’s no need for an independent counsel. The leaker was Stevens himself,

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Still unconstitutional

September 30, 2003

Supreme discrimination

By Peter Kirsanow

National Review Online, September 30, 2003

It’s a new academic year. Millions of applications will soon be flowing into college admissions offices.

As in previous years, administrators will comb through applicant files separating those who make the grade from those who don’t. This year reviewers will have a powerful

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Student sues Cal Poly campus, saying it violated his free-speech rights

September 26, 2003

By Alice Gomstyn

Chronicle of Higher Education, September 26, 2003

A student at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo sued university officials on Thursday for what he and his lawyers called a violation of his First Amendment right to free speech.

Steven Hinkle, a senior, said that university officials had threatened

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Cal Poly student’s lawsuit says he was punished for trying to post flier

September 25, 2003

By Mary Beth Marklein

USA Today, September 25, 2003

A California Polytechnic State University senior plans to file a lawsuit against top campus officials today, arguing that they unfairly punished him after he tried to post a flier promoting an upcoming speech by an author whose ideas a group of black students

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Uncertain Direction: The Legacy of Gratz and Grutter

September 05, 2003

By Michael Rosman

The Jurist Online, September 5, 2003

In bringing several lawsuits against the University of Michigan (“UM”) for its admissions policies — one involving the policies of the Law School (Grutter v. Bollinger) and the other involving the policies of the undergraduate School of Literature, Science and Arts (Gratz v.

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