Academic Admission Wars: Diversity, Quotas, Merit and How New Majority Communities Can Stand Together

30 Jan 2018
9:15 – 10:30
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Conference Center

Academic Admission Wars: Diversity, Quotas, Merit and How New Majority Communities Can Stand Together

Getting into elite universities has become a new battlefield, as white applicants sue institutions that they say are discriminating against a majority group, while some Asian students say they are denied entry due to quotas for other minority groups that have been historically under-represented. How can the New Majority exert an influence in this incendiary situation, and what should educational institutions do to ensure fairness and a balance of communities on their campuses?

Moderator: Dario Cortes, Berkeley College 

Possible speakers:

Karthick Ramakrishnan, University of California, Riverside

Qiyan Poon, Colorado State University

Nadirah Foley, Harvard University 

Angela Romans, Say Yes to Education