Black, Latino Enrollment At Berkeley Law Remain Low
In the second year after affirmative-action admissions policies were dismantled at Berkeley law school, minority admissions remain dangerously low, despite modest increases.
Boalt Hall School of Law extended admissions offers to 32 blacks this year, doubling last year's numbers. However, none of the 15 blacks who were accepted last year agreed to attend the school. One of the 15 who had originally chose to defer admission later became the only black student in the class of 1997.
The number of Latino students who were offered admission rose to 60, fourteen more than were accepted in 1997. Dean Herma Hill Kay credits the rising numbers to the new strategies used by Boalt admissions staff, which included visiting more colleges with high minority enrollments and garnering the help of black and Latino alumni in admissions receptions across the country.
1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .
1/22/2015 BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban - After they were forced to scrap plans for a 20-week abortion ban, House Republican leaders decided late last night to instead ram through a vote today on a different extreme anti-abortion bill.
House Republicans are now pushing HR 7, a bill promoted as a ban on federal funding of abortion that would actually prevent women from using their own money to purchase health insurance that includes abortion care. . . .
1/22/2015 House Cancels Abortion Ban After GOP Congresswomen Drop Support - House Republicans cancelled plans to vote on a 20-week ban on abortion after Republican Congresswomen removed their names publicly as co-sponsors of the bill.
The vote on the unconstitutional 20-week ban had originally been scheduled for today, the anniversary of Roe v. . . .