The Columbia Chronicle

Supreme Court should protect affirmative action

By Editorial Board

October 15, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that could affect how colleges can or cannot use race as a factor in admission. Fisher v. University of Texas, which was argued before the court on Oct. 10, focuses on using race as a criterion for admission.Abigail Fisher, a white resident of Texas, sued the University of Texas at Austin, claiming she was rejected by the college because its admissions policy factors in race when dete...

Admissions policy needs less generosity

By Editorial Board

September 24, 2012

Enrollment for Columbia’s fall semester is down 842 students. A good number of those–310 students–did not return because of a failure to meet academic standards. Seemingly, there are students who are unable to keep up with the college’s expectations, and this might have to do with the school’s admission policy.Columbia accepts more than 80 percent of its applicants, according to its website. This is actually not t...

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