Education: Coloring The Campus

It's like the 1960s in reverse: the schools are trying to integrate, and the courts won't let them

You might think that the president of a major university would show some contrition after being slapped down by a panel of federal judges. But when an appeals court ruled last month that the University of Georgia had discriminated against white applicants in favor of blacks--and had systematically violated the 14th Amendment--UGA president Michael Adams calmly turned the other cheek. "Sometimes you are defined by the battles in which you engage," he said, "rather than by those you win."

"Our policy is fully constitutional," echoed Lee Bollinger, president of the University of Michigan, whose law school is fighting a similar lawsuit...

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