Supreme Court's 'affirmative action' decision and its impact at TU and ORU
Monday, June 23rd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
The US Supreme Court handed down a mixed review of affirmative action Monday. The high court says race can play a role in college admissions, but not a big one.
Officials at the University of Tulsaâ€™s Law School say that's good news for their program. About a fifth of TU's law students are minorities. Admissions officials say in addition to academics, race is a factor in admissions.
But so are age, undergraduate major, and where an applicant comes from. George Justice, TU Law Assistant Dean of Admissions, "we donâ€™t just look at one factor, which is what that argument represents. We're trying to put together the many strengths a candidate may bring and we believe one of those strengths cab be their racial background and their ethnic background."
Oral Roberts University officials say race is not a factor when evaluating applicants. ORU's minority enrollment is still comparable to or above, other universities, at about a fourth of the student body.