University should be proud of opening up minority scholarships
Carnegie Mellon University took a bold step March 19 by increasing access to several of its scholarship programs. Responding to the Supreme Court?s decision in Gratz v. Bollinger, CMU no longer felt that it could support racially and sexually exclusive scholarships. In the Gratz decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the University of Michigan could not use point bonuses on an admissions rubric to...Forum | March 29, 2004
Supreme Court cannot shy away; atheists deserve religious equality
Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for case 02-1624, Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow, better known as the Pledge of Allegiance Case. The case was appealed by Elk Grove after the ninth district circuit court held that Michael Newdow?s claim of the phrase ?under God? as governmental establishment is correct.
Newdow, a self-proclaimed atheist, is arguing pro se (represent...Forum | March 29, 2004
Board Dissent: Minority Scholarships
The United States Supreme Court should be lauded for its decision; arbitrary divisions for the purpose of racial quotas do very little to benefit society. Immediately removing the reasons for distinctions in admissions scholarships, though, completely misses the spirit of the decision, which aimed only to limit race?s effect on admissions.
The Office of Admission is one of the few departments at...Forum | March 29, 2004
Letter to the Editor
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Compubookie Reveals All
Another year, another Raceday, another one of my articles telling you who is going to take home the trophies from this year's Sweepstakes competition. 2004 is going to be a big year for Sweepstakes, with a couple new organizations jumping into the ring, and a few old ones making big leaps to push into the top three. This year's raceday is bound to be intense.Special | March 29, 2004