The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions.


The head of the Mellon Foundation, William Bowen discusses what he and his co-author, Derek Bok, both former university presidents (Bowen, Princeton and Bok, Harvard), call "race-sensitive" admission policies based on the first database constructed as an effort to provide a more factual basis for what has become a heated debate. This book is of huge importance not only to those shaping admissions policy but to those who are affected by it. It is turning into a "must read" for anyone interested in Higher Education.

Daniel – Thu, 06/18/2009 – 21:09