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U-M enrollment and freshman applications continue to reach all-time highs, U-M News Service, October 16, 2013.

Fall enrollment and freshman applications at Ann Arbor continue to set records, U-M News Service, October 23, 2012.

Ann Arbor overall enrollment, freshman applications at all-time high this fall, U-M News Service, October 20, 2011.

U-M applications, projected freshman enrollment at all-time high, U-M News Service, June 30, 2010.

U-M enrollment hits all-time high, supported by largest-ever pool of financial aid in 2009-10, U-M News Service, October 13, 2009.

Applications to U-M continue to reach historic numbers as financial aid rises to unprecedented levels, U-M News Service, July 13, 2009.

U-M enrollment remains steady in 2008-09, U-M News Service, October 20, 2008.

U-M enrollment up in 2007-08, U-M News Service, November 1, 2007.

Preliminary U-M admissions figures report record-setting number of applications for the incoming freshman class of fall 2007, U-M News Service, May 25, 2007.

U-M minority student enrollment is up again, U-M News Service, December 8, 2006.

U-M 2006 enrollment tops 40,000 freshman class returns to normal levels, U-M News Service, July 13, 2006.

U-M 2005 enrollment sets another record, Oct 26, 2005

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

New U-M undergraduate admissions process to involve more information, individual review, August 28, 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

U-M to file Supreme Court briefs Tuesday; will be joined by more than 300 organizations, February 17, 2003

ADVISORY: Feb. 17 events to unveil lawsuit briefs, amicus support, February 7, 2003
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Statement by University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman in response to the White House statement on affirmative action, January 15, 2003

Supreme Court agrees to hear admission lawsuits, December 2, 2002
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U-M asks Supreme Court not to overrule Bakke decision, October 29, 2002

U-M to update campus community on admissions lawsuits at Sept. 18 event, September 4, 2002

Sixth Circuit upholds Law School admissions process, May 14, 2002

Statements from University of Michigan Interim President B. Joseph White and Law Dean Jeffrey Lehman regarding the Sixth Circuit Court's decision upholding the University's Law School admissions policy, May 14, 2002

Ford Foundation moves to promote defense of diversity, July 12, 2001

U-M affirmative action cases receive growing support from wide range of groups; amicus briefs to be filed today, May 31, 2001

Appeals Court Grants Stay in Law School Case, April 5, 2001

Statements issued by University of Michigan Leaders in Response to a Ruling by Judge Bernard Friedman in the Law School Admissions Lawsuit, Grutter v. Bollinger, et. al., March 27, 2001

Statement by President Lee C. Bollinger in response to Judge Patrick Duggan's decision in the undergraduate admissions lawsuit, Gratz v. Bollinger, December 13, 2000

Fortune 500 Corporations File Brief in Support of Diversity in Higher Education , October 16, 2000

General Motors Corporation filed amicus brief in support of the University of Michigan's defense of its admissions policies, July 17, 2000

Universities researching how to prepare students for diverse democracy, April 5, 2000

Court of Appeals rules to allow intervenors to participate (news release), August 10, 1999

New study measures results of 30 years of affirmative action at Law School, July 14, 1999

Summary judgment motions filed in admissions lawsuits, May 3, 1999

Diverse environment benefits college students educationally, March 17, 1999

Statement by President Lee C. Bollinger on the Proposed Intervention, Feb. 5, 1998

President Bollinger's response to lawsuit regarding admissions, Oct. 14, 1997

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ARTICLES IN The University Record

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

Enrollment and freshman applications set all-time record at Ann Arbor campus, Record Update, October 16, 2012.

Enrollment and freshman applications continue to set records at U-M Ann Arbor in fall 2012, Record Update, October 29, 2012.

Ann Arbor overall enrollment, freshman applications at all-time high this fall, Record Update, October 24, 2011.

U-M enrollment sets another all-time record, Record Update, October 25, 2010.

University enrollment hits all-time high, Record Update, October 19, 2009.

University enrollment remains steady in 2008-09, Record Update, October 24, 2008.

University fall enrollment establishes new record, Record Update, November 5, 2007.

Enrollment sets record, freshman numbers return to normal, Record Update, October 23, 2006.

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

Judge rejects majority of fees sought by plaintiffs, January 31, 2005

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

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

LSA admissions policies to change, 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

Courant: Challenge to diversity evidence is unfounded, 6/3/03

Krislov: Supreme Court decision only days away, 6/2/03

University makes its case before the Supreme Court, 4/7/03

Scenes from the steps of the high court, 4/7/03

Photos: Supreme Court hears U-M admissions cases, 4/7/03

Breaking news: University makes its case before the Supreme Court, 4/2/03

From the first oyez to the final decision, a look at the high court's process, 3/31/03

Friends of U-M make strong showing with Supreme Court, 2/17/03

Lawmakers, major corporations file briefs supporting U-M, 2/17/03

Friends of U-M make strong showing with Supreme Court, 2/17/03

Coleman highlights University admission briefs, 2/17/03

Percent-plan alternatives not the answer, U-M leaders say, 2/3/03

Courant: Challenge to diversity evidence is unfounded, 2/3/03

Bush message leaves open affirmative action question, 1/20/03

Supreme Court to hear admissions lawsuits in spring 2003, 12/09/02

U-M asks Supreme Court not to overturn Bakke decision, 11/4/02

U-M attorneys say 6th Circuit Court of Appeals got it right, 9/23/02

Professor remains active in lawsuit defense after retirement, 9/23/02

Appeals Court Weighs U-M Affirmative Action, 12/17/01

Lawsuits make progress during summer months, 9/4/01

Wide range of groups supporting affirmative action cases, 6/4/01

Appeals Court grants stay in Law School lawsuit, 4/9/01

Affirmative action views aired during live NPR broadcast, 4/9/01

U-M files motion for stay in Law School admissions case, 4/2/01

'River' is better metaphor for affirmative action discussions than 'pool' and 'pipeline,' higher education law scholar says, 1/29/01

'Landmark' decision supports undergrad admission policies, 12/18/00

U lawsuit gets court hearing, 11/20/00

20 more corporations back University in admissions lawsuits, 10/23/00

GM supports University’s stand on affirmative action, 8/14/00

Staff member concerns addressed at lawsuits session, 6/5/00

Joint study to examine link between diversity and learning, 6/5/00

Law School admissions suit trial delayed, 4/10/00

Affirmative Action: major source of white opposition is racial prejudice, 3/6/00
(David Williams' and James Jackson's research)

Schools must continue to use race as admissions factor, speakers say, 1/31/00

Creating racial harmony requires ongoing commitment to communication, 11/08/99
Education Prof. Michael T. Nettles last week presented the results of a new study that outlines measures 11 college campuses have taken to address tolerance issues on campus.

Panel updates University community on admissions lawsuits, 10/4/99

Trial dates delayed, 9/7/99

Gerald Ford joins ranks of UM supporters in lawsuits, 8/16/99

Study measures results of 30 years of affirmative action at Law School, 8/16/99

Ruling 'big step forward' for equality, intervenor says8/16/99

Appeals Court rules intervenors may join lawsuit defense 8/16/99

Affirmative action: 'Mend it, don't end it,' Igasaki says, 5/10/99

U asks judges to forgo trials in admissions lawsuits, 5/10/99

Research shows diverse environment has educational benefits, 3/22/99

Affirmative action programs must continue, Motley says , 2/1/99

Best affirmative action defense is need for diverse environment , 12/7/98

Best affirmative action defense is need for diverse environment, 12/7/98

Bowen discusses race, admissions, 11/16/98

Young urges students to think critically about affirmative action, 10/28/98

Beckham: Campus diversity must be `manifest in mission', 10/21/98

Poll shows Americans value diversity in higher education, 10/14/98

Alumni Association's national board supports U's commitment to diversity, 5/6/98

Meritocracy, affirmative action headed for 'The Late Debate,' Lemann says, 4/8/98

Connerly continues his campaign to end racial preferences, 3/25/98

Teach-ins, rally mark day supporting affirmative action, 3/11/98

Committee seeks to nurture dialogues about diversity throughout community, 3/11/98

Diversity is necessary for academic excellence, Knefelkamp says, 2/18/98

AAJS affirmative action march, Diag rally draw students, faculty, staff, 1/28/98

Colloquium speakers focus on access and opportunity, 1/28/98

Affirmative Action 101: Understanding the Controversy, 11/26/97

Panelists discuss history of affirmative action, lawsuit, 11/26/97

State politicians debate University admissions criteria, 11/26/97

Panel presents perspectives on diversity in higher education, 11/26/97

Students express views on racism, discrimination, 11/26/97

Bollinger lists issues, comments on lawsuit in Assembly address, 11/5/97

Student groups organize to support affirmative action, 11/5/97

Assembly Roundup (Commitment to diversity affirmed at Oct. 27 meeting), 11/5/97

U to fight lawsuit challenging admissions practices, 10/22/97

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