Noel Radomski, director and associate researcher of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), was quoted in a Capital Times article discussing the implications of the Supreme Court's recent ruling on affirmative action for practices at UW-Madison.
According to the article, the ruling on a case out of Texas “narrowly upheld the use of race in admissions,” but it "is likely not the last go-round on affirmative action."
"The court’s ruling benefits students of color seeking to attend competitive universities,” explained WISCAPE's Radomski. However, he also noted it is “not a reassurance to ‘breathe easy’ on admissions policies.”
“Any campus challenged in the future would have to show a compelling educational interest for using affirmative action, not just benefits for students of color, but educational benefits for non students-of-color, benefits to society, benefits to the economy,” Radomski said.
He said that "educational research has shown the benefits of a diverse student body."
WISCAPE is housed within UW-Madison's School of Education.