Tabs for Thursday
- Via the NYT: For Most College Students, Affirmative Action Was Never Enough.
- Via the Chronicle of Higher Education: Some Colleges Will No Longer Consider Race in Awarding Student Scholarships.log
- Via ABC News: Most Americans approve of Supreme Court decision restricting use of race in college admissions: POLL.
- Via Inside Higher Ed: Is There a Future for U.S. Campuses in China?
- And one from a couple of weeks ago that I meant to note. Via HuffPo: Senate Confirms First Muslim American Woman To Be A Federal Judge.
Choudhury was confirmed, 50 to 49, to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Every Republican voted no. Every Democrat, including the two independents who caucus with them, voted to confirm her, except for one: Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who is running for president, missed the vote.
Choudhury, 47, is a longtime civil rights attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union. She worked for more than 11 years at the ACLU’s national chapter in New York City, and since 2020, has been the legal director for the ACLU of Illinois.
“Some of Ms. Choudhury’s previous statements call into question her ability to be unbiased towards the work of our brave law enforcement,” Manchin said in a statement. “As a staunch supporter of our men and women in uniform, I opposed Ms. Choudhury’s nomination.”