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July 21, 2013 | Blog

Peter Arcidiacono of Duke University has been publishing a steady stream of papers examining the role of race in college…

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The Resource Costs of UW-Madison Diversity Programs: A Response

May 1, 2013 | Blog

This morning, Emeritus Professor of Economics Lee Hansen released a WISCAPE paper about the “resource costs of minority and disadvantaged…

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The Gatekeepers of Higher Education

October 19, 2012 | Blog

A recent survey conducted by Inside Higher Ed may provide some insights into the sorting mechanism that today’s version of…

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Skipping Evidence in Favor of Conclusions

January 11, 2012 | Blog

Tonight’s Chronicle of Higher Education features a story of great policy relevance. Under the headline “Study Disputes Claims That Preferentially…

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What the Nass Hearing is Really About

October 17, 2011 | Blog

Tomorrow’s hearing on equal opportunity practices at UW-Madison is but one such action being taken by organizations and individuals around…

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Wisconsin’s Economy Needs Affirmative Action

October 6, 2011 | Blog

On this, Republicans and Democrats throughout Wisconsin can agree: the state’s economy is in the tank. We need to find…

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Race Matters

September 23, 2011 | Blog

There is a robust debate on campus over whether last Tuesday’s event at the Doubletree constituted a “protest” (which most…

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What Do Comparisons of Test Scores Tell Us About Fairness in Admissions Practices?

September 22, 2011 | Blog

Heard this before? “The average test scores of minority students admitted to UW-Madison are lower than those of nonminority students…

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Guest Post: 10 Myths About Affirmative Action

September 20, 2011 | Blog

The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, doctoral candidate in Sociology at UW-Madison and member of the Teaching…

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Securing Wisconsin’s Future

September 17, 2011 | Blog

When my son was a baby, we used to visit storytime at the public library together. He loved it, crawling…

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