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Affirmative action ruling in University of Texas case a great gift

Affirmative action decision supports our mission of diversity and inclusion in business education. We salute the University of Texas for pursuing the case.

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management congratulates the University of Texas for its victory in the landmark affirmative action case before the United States Supreme Court.

In Fisher v. University of Texas, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that public universities have a compelling interest in achieving the various benefits afforded by the presence of a diverse student body on campus.

Beginning with the University of California in 1978’s Bakke case, to the University of Michigan’s Grutter and Gratz cases in 2003, to Thursday’s University of Texas triumph, our member schools have been at the forefront of championing the cause of diversity and inclusiveness in higher education.

The University of Texas was not alone among our member schools in its most recent efforts. Carnegie Mellon, Emory University, University of Rochester, Indiana University, the University of Michigan, Georgetown University and The University of North Carolina all dedicated resources to filing friend of the court briefs in support of the University of Texas.

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is committed to increasing the representation of underrepresented minorities in the ranks of business schools and corporate management. Without its member schools leading the way, it would be impossible for us to fulfill our mission.

There could be no better gift for The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management’s 50th anniversary than this tremendous achievement by the University of Texas and all of its supporters. Thank you, UT.

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