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The Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether universities may favor minorities in their admissions process. (Newsbytes).

* The Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether universities may favor minorities in their admissions process. The court agreed to hear two cases that challenge the University of Michigan's affirmative-action system, which favors minorities in admissions to their law school and undergraduate programs. Three white students with good grades and test scores contend that they were denied admission to the university solely because of policies that give minorities extra credit.

In a separate case, two white students who were rejected by Michigan's undergraduate program also will be heard. A U.S. appeals court has not ruled on their challenge, but both sides in the dispute have urged the high court to take up the undergraduate case along with the one involving the law school.
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Author:Hughes, Alan
Publication:Black Enterprise
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U3MI
Date:Feb 1, 2003
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