Vanderbilt researcher finds that Supreme Court ban on race-conscious college admissions would restrict the pipeline of future leaders
Jun. 10, 2021—Affirmative action admissions policies admit diverse students, who are then recruited to elite professions and C-suite leadership, according to new research by law and economics professor Joni Hersch.
Aug. 15, 2014—Georgetown University law professor and Vanderbilt alumna Sheryll Cashin will discuss her new book on affirmative action Sept. 4 in the first Chancellor's Lecture of the academic year.
Mar. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology celebrated its 80th anniversary Feb. 17 and 18 with visits from a civil rights lawyer and historian, and two prominent sociologists.
Jul. 1, 2013—One of the nation’s top scholars on constitutional law, Vanderbilt law school professor Suzanna Sherry, the Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, explains why she thinks the Supreme Court successfully followed the law.
Jun. 26, 2013—Law and education experts from Vanderbilt comment on the long-awaited Supreme Court affirmative action decision.
May. 16, 2013—Peabody's Stella Flores is available for comment on the much-anticipated Supreme Court decision on Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that could alter the way universities consider race in the admissions process.
Nov. 12, 2012—With the start of 2013, Vanderbilt’s Talent Acquisition team will be reaching out to more veterans and military spouses. This move is a result of a new task force led by Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability (EAD) Services. The Veteran Employment Transition and Support (VETS) committee will work to increase outreach...
Oct. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Stella Flores, whose research shows institutions would lose diversity under race-neutral admissions policies, is available for comment on the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court affirmative action case.
Peabody’s Flores co-develops brief for U.S. Supreme Court in support of University of Texas diversity policies
Aug. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Stella Flores was one of 21 researchers nationwide who developed an amicus brief summarizing key research on affirmative action in anticipation of the case, Fisher v. University of Texas, scheduled to go before the U.S. Supreme Court in October.
Feb. 22, 2012—The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case this fall that could put new limits on the ability of colleges and universities to use race as a factor in admissions decisions. Legal and African American Studies experts from Vanderbilt are available to speak with media about these issues.