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MIT Files Brief in Supreme Court on University of Michigan Affirmative Action Case

MIT Files Brief in Supreme Court on University of Michigan Affirmative Action Case

This video was recorded at MIT 29th Annual Breakfast - 2003. On February 18, 2003, MIT filed a brief with the US Supreme Court to support the University of Michigan's case defending its current admissions policies. MIT President Charles Vest outlined MIT's position on the case, that is threatening to take away the option to consider race as "one of many factors" in the college admission process. Joining MIT in this friend of the court brief are Stanford University, DuPont, IBM, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Science, and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. In this impassioned speech, Vest states, "we must preserve the legal right and moral authority to consider race as one of many factors in college and university admissions, and in other... Show More

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