With race-based affirmative action gone, what about legacy status?
Jun 30, 2023

With race-based affirmative action gone, what about legacy status?

Colleges may respond to the overturning of race-based affirmative action by putting more emphasis on socio-economic status, or even de-emphasizing legacy status. Plus, a law protecting pregnant workers went into effect this week

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New federal law seeks to protect pregnant workers

Here’s what you need to know about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
Gillian Thomas, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Women's Rights Project, tells us what the new law covers.
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Race-based affirmative action at colleges is over. Now what?

Jun 30, 2023
Some schools might weigh socio-economic status more heavily. Others could consider reducing legacy admits
Colleges are thinking about how they can maintain diverse student populations without race-based affirmative action.
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