Video: How the Supreme Court’s Decision on Affirmative Action Could Affect College Admissions

The Supreme Court has the power to end race-conscious college admissions in all 50 states. Watch the video to learn what could change in higher education.

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About the Webinar

The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in cases challenging race-conscious admissions practices at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The court previously ruled that colleges may consider an applicant’s race as one of numerous factors in a holistic evaluation process. But Students for Fair Admissions, the conservative activist group that brought the two cases, is asking the justices to overturn that decision and, with it, years of precedent.

As we await the court’s decisions, watch the Education Writers Association’s webinar. It will help journalists better understand the cases and how the rulings may affect the colleges they cover.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Hear from experts about the two cases.
  • Discover what research tells us about claims made in the cases.
  • Get details on how the college admissions process could change.
  • Find out about alternative strategies to promote diversity on campus.
  • Learn about states that previously banned race-conscious admissions.