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Panelists to discuss affirmative action Sept. 17

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join a panel discussion on the recent rulings (Gratz et al. v. Bollinger et al. and Grutter v. Bollinger et al.) by the Supreme Court of the United States regarding the use of race in admissions.

The event, "The Affirmative Action Rulings: How Will They Impact Our Campus?" is at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Michigan League Ballroom.

Panelists will focus on the legal interpretations of the court's rulings, values of diversity on campus, and how undergraduate admissions are changing in light of the ruling in Gratz. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of panelists and to express their views.

Panelists include Marvin Krislov, vice president and general counsel; Terrence McDonald, LSA dean; Patricia Gurin, professor emerita; and Theodore Spencer, director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Lester Monts, senior vice provost and counselor to President Mary Sue Coleman, will give welcoming remarks. Mark Kamimura, a doctoral student in the Center for the Study of Higher Education and Postsecondary Education and a member of Students of Color of Rackham, will moderate a question-and-answer session following the discussion.

After the event, all participants can join in an online dialogue, hosted by Dialogues on Diversity and moderated by Ernesto Mejia, program coordinator, Dialogues On Diversity. For more information, call (734) 615-1291, e-mail or visit This dialogue is intended to provide a knowledge base for continued discussion.

The panel discussion is sponsored by the Dialogues on Diversity, Intergroup Relations (IGR), and the University Unions Arts and Programs Offices: Division of Student Affairs.

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