Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Case for affirmative action

By Jillian Correira

April 10, 2013

If there is one topic in the history of the world that is controversial enough to make some white people feel racialized, it’s affirmative action. The term “affirmative action” was introduced by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 as a...

Affirmative action on the docket

By Stefan Herlitz

October 30, 2012

The United States Supreme Court is in session, and affirmative action is now on the table. Oral arguments in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas began on Oct. 10. In this case, Abigail Fisher, the petitioner, claims that...

New study assesses potential impact of eliminating affirmative action

By Sam Butterfield

February 4, 2010

A new study published in the Journal of Labor Economics which attempts to estimate the potential impact of eliminating affirmative action has found there could be striking implications for minority enrollment, particularly at the na...

Merit over melanin

By Leigh Greaney

January 19, 2010

The federal government wants University of Massachusetts students to slap a label on their identity via SPIRE. They’ve updated their system and now allow for students to choose more than one race/ethnicity to identify with....