Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 20, 2008
The U.S. Supreme Court has limited the ability of colleges and universities to use race as a factor in admissions. But due to the bourgeoning demographic shifts in the U.S. college-going population, how will colleges and universities continue to admit a competitive but racially diverse group of students? A classic perfect storm is therefore right over the horizon, or is it?
A powerful group of advocates promote the notion that race should never be used while those on the other side of the issue say that not only should it be used, but it has to be used. Another promising idea is the use of new and sophisticated technologies that can accomplish what humans can't.
Come join a timely discussion among experts on these and other sides of this contentious but inescapable deliberation. This seminar is hosted by Cox, Matthews & Associates, publisher of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 1-3 p.m.
National Center on Higher Education Building
1 Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C., 20036
1st floor conference room A, B, C
Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity, and Ward Connerly ally
Dr. Juan Gilbert, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Auburn University
David Goldberg, Senior Counsel and Senior Policy Analyst, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and noted education journalist
Ms. Joyce Smith, Executive Director, National Association for College Admissions Counseling
Shirley Wilcher, Executive Director, American Association for Affirmative Action
Moderated by Reginald Stuart, Journalist and corporate recruiter for McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA MEDIA: For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tara Clark at Cox, Matthews and Associates at (703) 385-2981, ext. 3015.
NATIONAL MEDIA: This live discussion will be taped and posted on http://www.diverseeducation.com following the seminar.