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Posted: Monday, 28 April 2014 1:40PM

LMC President: SCOTUS Ruling Has No Impact On School's Admissions



Michigan colleges and universities are once again banned from using race as a factor in their admissions with last week's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that upheld Proposition 2. Lake Michigan College President Dr. Bob Harrison says the decision does not impact LMC in any way.

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The justices ruled voters in Michigan had the legal right to eliminate the use of Affirmative Action in college admissions through the ballot initiative that passed 58% to 42% in 2006. The case stemmed from the University of Michigan turning away Jennifer Gratz, a white student, in 1995. She sued, arguing there were minority students that didn't have equal grade point averages and test scores that were admitted instead of her because U-M gave minorities a 20-point bonus in their 150-point scale to rank applicants. Gratz won her lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003 and spearheaded Proposal 2 on the 2006 ballot.

   

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