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Page updated October 16, 2013

Resources for Instructors Concerning Class Discussions About Affirmative Action
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), University of Michigan, April 3, 2003

Highlights of the U-M Entering Class of Fall 2013, by Ted Spencer, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, August 29, 2013.

Supreme Court's ruling in Texas affirmative action case will not directly affect U-M, The University Record, June 24, 2013.

U-M 2013 enrollment and freshmen applications set all time record at Ann Arbor campus, Oct 26, 2005

U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Duggan's opinion in plaintiffs' motion regarding (1) burden of proof; (2) legal standard; and (3) standing (48K .pdf)*, August 5, 2005 — Class Action (August 10, 2005)

Other Supporting Research links updated, June 13, 2005

Plaintiffs' reply brief regarding (1) burden of proof; (2) legal standard; and (3) standing (520K .pdf)*, April 6, 2005 — Class Action (May 23, 2005)

Defendants' response to plaintiffs' brief regarding (1) standing, (2) burden of proof, and (3) legal standard (1.1M .pdf)*, March 23, 2005 (May 23, 2005)

Plaintiffs' brief regarding (1) burden of proof; (2) legal standard; and (3) standing (856K .pdf)*, February 2, 2005 — Class Action (May 23, 2005)

Plaintiffs' combined (1) reply memorandum in support of motion for partial summary judgment and motion for class certification and partial summary judgement with respect to certain nominal and incidental damages claims; and (2) memorandum in proposition to defendants' motion for a stay (860K .pdf)*, January 28, 2005 — Class Action (May 23, 2005)

U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Duggan's opinion in plaintiffs' motion for an award of attorneys' fees and costs, January 27, 2005 (May 23, 2005)

Defendants' Response To Plaintiffs' Motion For Partial Summary Judgment On Liability And To Plaintiffs' Motion For Class Certification And Partial Summary Judgment With Respect To Certain Nominal And Incidental Damages Claims, Etc. (948K .pdf)*, January 19, 2005 (May 23, 2005)

Plaintiffs' motion and memorandum of law in support of motion for class certification and partial summary judgement with respect to certain nominal and incidental damages claims; and for certification of a subclass to determine compensatory damages claims (108K .pdf)*, December 8, 2004 (May 23, 2005)

Plaintiffs' Reply Brief In Support Of Motion To Allow Limited Discovery Related To Fees And Costs (420 .pdf)*, November 19, 2004 — Class Action (May 23, 2005)

Plaintiffs' Reply Brief In Support Of Their Motion For An Interim Award Of Attorney's Fees And Costs Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. sect 1988 (1.1M .pdf)*, October 1, 2004 — Class Action (May 23, 2005)

Judge rejects majority of fees sought by plaintiffs, by Julie Peterson, Office of the Vice President for Communications, The University Record, January 31, 2005

U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Duggan's opinion in plaintiffs' motion for an award of attorneys' fees and costs, January 27, 2005 (February 3, 2005)

Plaintiffs' motion and memorandum of law in support of motion for class certification and partial summary judgement with respect to certain nominal and incidental damages claims; and for certification of a subclass to determine compensatory damages claims (108K .pdf)*, December 8, 2004 (February 3, 2005)

University of Michigan 2004 enrollment sets records at every level, October 14, 2004

Revised U-M undergraduate admissions application for Fall 2005 admission (1.1MB .pdf)*, August 2004

Overview of Recent Affirmative Action Cases, updated as of November 1, 2004

Frequently Asked Questions about the Proposed "Michigan Civil Rights Initiative", revised March 9, 2005

How Desegregation Changed Us: The Effects of Racially Mixed Schools on Students and Society. A Study of Desegregated High Schools and Their Class of 1980 Graduates, Teachers College, Columbia University, University of California at Los Angeles, by Amy Stuart Wells, Jennifer Jellison Holme, Anita Tijerina Revilla, and Awo Korantemaa Atanda. This report is drawn from their forthcoming book, In Search of Brown, to be published by Harvard University Press in 2005. (April 28, 2004)

Comment: Don't rely only on Head Start, Underfunded Head Start program cannot end need for affirmative action, by Paula Allen-Meares, Dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work, Detroit Free Press, November 5, 2003

Brown v Board of Education 50th anniversary to be observed at the University of Michigan, Jan-May 2004:

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Confers 2003 National Equal Justice Award (140K .doc), October 15, 2003

Press Kit with text and photos
text revised October 28, 2003; photos revised October 28, 2003

Basic Facts About the Lawsuits, revised October 23, 2003

Chronology of Key Rulings in the University of Michigan Affirmative Action Lawsuits and Other Higher Education Affirmative Action Suits, revised October 23, 2003

Gratz/Grutter and Beyond: the Diversity Leadership Challenge, by Jonathan Alger, University of Michigan Assistant General Counsel, October 11, 2003

Faculty perspective: Before Bakke, September 29, 2003

Documentary looks at diversity through eyes of students, September 29, 2003

New undergraduate admissions policy: Process to involve more information, individual review, September 2, 2003

U-M announces new undergraduate admissions procedures, August 28, 2003
Undergraduate Admissions homepage

United States Supreme Court decisions (slip opinions) in:

Grutter v. Bollinger (02-241) (June 23, 2003)
Gratz v. Bollinger (02-516) (June 23, 2003)

NOTE: The "slip" opinion is the second version of an opinion. It is sent to the printer later in the day on which the "bench" opinion is released by the Court. Each slip opinion has the same elements as the bench opinion--majority or plurality opinion, concurrences or dissents, and a prefatory syllabus--but may contain corrections not appearing in the bench opinion.

Summary of the Supreme Court opinions issued June 23, 2003, in Grutter v. Bollinger et al. (Law School) and Gratz et al. v. Bollinger et al. (College of Literature, Science, and the Arts), by Jonathan Alger, University of Michigan Assistant General Counsel, June 27, 2003

FindLaw summaries of the Supreme Court opinions issued June 23, 2003,
     in Gratz v. Bollinger et al.
     in Grutter et al. v. Bollinger et al.

Legal Analysis of Supreme Court Decisions by Leading Constitutional Scholars, July 8, 2003

Open the 'Black Box' of College Admissions, by Marvin Krislov, Vice President and General Counsel, in The Chronicle of Higher of Education, August 1, 2003

U.S. Supreme Court upholds principle of diversity in University of Michigan admissions cases, June 23, 2003

Comments from University Leaders, June 23, 2003

Letter from President Mary Sue Coleman to the University of Michigan community: U.S. Supreme Court rules on University of Michigan cases, June 23, 2003

University of Michigan Law School statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger, June 23, 2003

LSA Dean Terrence McDonald's Statement on the Supreme Court Decisions, June 23, 2003

U-M Rackham Dean Comments on Supreme Court Decision, June 26, 2003

PBS NewsHour: Discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action policies in higher education's public institutions with Jim Lehrer featuring four presidents at publicly funded state universities: Mary Sue Coleman, University of Michigan; Larry Faulkner, University of Texas; Daniel Mark Fogel, University of Vermont (amicus curiae filer); and Kermit Hall, Utah State University, also editor-in-chief of the "Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court." (audio and full transcript), June 23, 2003

National Comments on the U.S. Supreme Court decisions, updated July 21, 2003

Supreme Court relied heavily on research and amici, June 30, 2003

Supreme Court decisions uphold affirmative action, June 24, 2003

Supreme Court portrait, June 24, 2003

Students celebrate 'Unity, diversity, a better university', June 24, 2003

What others are saying, June 24, 2003

The legal team: Marvin Krislov, June 24, 2003

The legal team: John Payton, June 24, 2003

The legal team: Jonathan Alger, June 24, 2003

The legal team: Maureen Mahoney, June 24, 2003

The legal team: Evan Caminker, June 24, 2003

The legal team: Jeffrey Lehman, June 24, 2003

The legal team: Charlotte Johnson, June 24, 2003

The legal team: Liz Barry, June 24, 2003

Excerpts from the Law School opinion, June 24, 2003

Excerpts from the undergraduate opinion, June 24, 2003

Scenes from the Supreme Court, June 24, 2003

Krislov: Supreme Court decision only days away, June 12, 2003

Letter to the Editor of the Wall Street Journal, by Paul N. Courant, Provost, U-M, June 9, 2003

Responses to the Critiques of U-M Research:

Summary of News coverage, updated July 23, 2003

The Reality of Race Neutral Admissions for Minority Students at the University of California: Turning the Tide or Turning Them Away? (6.7M .pdf), Matt A. Barreto and Harry P. Pachon, Ph.D., April 2003

University makes its case before the Supreme Court, by Julie Peterson and Anthony Collings, Office of the Vice President for Communications, The University Record, April 2, 2003

Transcripts of arguments in Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger before the U.S. Supreme Court, April 1, 2003, The Detroit News, April 2, 2003

Transcripted Oral Arguments: Listen to the complete audio tapes of the oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in both lawsuits, Oyez & FindLaw, April 1, 2003

Grutter v Bollinger
Gratz v Bollinger

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Students Benefit From Multicultural Experiences, by Zach Seal,
The Detroit Free Press, March 28, 2003

Archived Documents, October 22, 2004

  • New Student Convocation 2003, by Ted Spencer, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, August 28, 2003
  • Why Michigan's Former Admissions Systems Comply with Bakke and Are Not Quotas, revised February 21, 2003
  • Oral arguments were heard Tuesday (April 1) at the U.S. Supreme Court on the use of affirmative action. We have prepared a short summary of facts about the cases (29K .doc) to give out to journalists. It is set up so it can be duplicated on one sheet of paper, front and back. It can be used as a handout in presentations, classrooms, etc. Feel free to share widely. March 29, 2003
  • Former Undergraduate Admissions Policy, June 3, 2002
  • Q&A re University of Michigan Former Undergraduate Admissions Policies, revised February 19, 2003

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