Alumnus Considers the Supreme Court's Rulings on Affirmative Action

Alumnus Considers the Supreme Court's Rulings on Affirmative Action

Alumnus Considers the Supreme Court's Rulings on Affirmative Action

August 16, 2012

Christopher Riano '07

Christopher Riano ’07 discusses the future of the college admissions process in “Affirmative Action in Higher Ed: Tool for Diversity or Discrimination?” in USA Today. This fall the Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of affirmative action in the landmark case of Fisher v. University of Texas, in which a girl claims she was denied admission to the school due to her race.

The decision will force other institutions to examine their affirmative action policies and decide whether this process creates a more positive learning environment, or if merit alone should be the basis for admission. Riano explains what the outcome of this case could mean to higher education institutions and college applicants nationwide.