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Radomski discusses implications of Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action

June 28, 2016

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.

Noel Radomski
Radomski
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."

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