Posted by: bridget | 15 October 2006

Affirmative Action… not just in admissions.

The Harvard Crimson reported that the Harvard Law Review has considered affirmative action to increase the minorities and women on its editorial board. Currently, it selects members based on a combination of a writing competition and grades, with seven to nine “discretionary” spots that can be used for affirmative action.

Interestingly, the Harvard Law faculty had given an affirmative action plan a “no confidence” vote back in 1981. The reason? They did not want any consideration, save merit, in choosing members. What an antiquated concept!

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