Michigan Schools Weigh Affirmative Action Ruling

Nov 16, 2012

Some universities in Michigan say they're taking a wait-and-see approach on how to proceed a day after a federal appeals court threw out the state's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in college admissions.

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The ruling came Thursday from the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.
Michigan State University spokesman Kent Cassella said Friday the East Lansing school will be "continuing its current admissions policy" pending a legal review that "will take some time."
And at Grand Valley State University, vice president for inclusion and equity Jeanne Arnold says she's encouraged by the ruling, but that no immediate policy changes are expected at the West Michigan school.
Arnold says university officials are studying the ruling and awaiting a decision in a related U.S. Supreme Court case from Texas.