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  • Race and college admission: A volatile issue

    First, we should remember that Brooke Kimbrough is still in high school. She is, as the Beatles once sang, just 17. So even if she ruffled feathers this past week claiming she should have been admitted to the University of Michigan -- despite lower...
  • High Court upholds affirmative action ban in Michigan

    High Court upholds affirmative action ban in Michigan
    The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences at Michigan's state-run universities in a decision that may spur similar initiatives elsewhere. On a 6-2 vote, the court rejected a...
  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on the use of racial affirmative action in its state universities Tuesday, ruling that voters are entitled to decide the issue. The 6-2 decision clears away constitutional challenges to...
  • Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say health plans should cover birth control

    Among the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act, few are as controversial as the one requiring health insurance providers to include coverage for contraception. A new survey finds that support for this rule is widespread, with 69% of Americans...
  • Affirmative action banned? It's not that simple.

    "Supreme Court rules against affirmative action." That is likely to be a common shorthand description of Tuesday's decision upholding the constitutionality of Michigan's ban on the use of racial preferences in admission to state universities. But it's...
  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action Tuesday, upholding the decision of Michigan voters — and by implication similar bans in California and six other states — to forbid the use of race as a factor in...
  • Sonia Sotomayor gets it right in Michigan affirmative action dissent

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent from the high court’s 6-2 decision Tuesday to uphold Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action for public universities has been variously described as “blistering," “...
  • More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases

    More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases
    Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters. All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...
  • Campuses must distinguish between assault and youthful bad judgment

    I really didn't want to write another column that hinges on the notion of a war between the genders. But our front-page story Sunday — on legal challenges by students punished for campus sexual assaults — raises such provocative questions, I...
  • Honda ratchets back prime-time ads to launch concerts, music channel

    Honda ratchets back prime-time ads to launch concerts, music channel
    American Honda Motor Co. plans to pull money from prime time and other television advertising to launch its own music-streaming channel and sponsor dozens of high-profile concerts and music tours. The move is an attempt to attract young car buyers....
  • Honda shifting ad dollars into music business to attract young buyers

    Honda shifting ad dollars into music business to attract young buyers
    Hoping to attract young car buyers, American Honda Motor Co. plans to pull money from television advertising to launch its own music-streaming channel and sponsor dozens of high-profile concerts and music tours. Like other automakers, Honda is...