In a story on WGBH news, Ann McDermott, director of admissions at the College of the Holy Cross, commented on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling regarding race-conscious admissions policies in higher education. The ruling, which specifically regarded the University of Texas’ affirmative action policy, stated that while the policy is constitutional, it is only so when it is the only way to attain campus diversity.
Responding to news of the ruling, McDermott said, “I think we have to wait and see how it rolls out, going forward, to see what kind of impact it does have on colleges and universities.” Then, further reflecting on possible implications, she continued, saying, “[B]ut it was somewhat of a surprise.” While there is controversy still surrounding both the case and the ruling—which has made affirmative action a highly visible issue—McDermott admitted that admissions directors nationwide are keeping tabs on any programs that could be construed as preferential.
This ‘Holy Cross in the News’ item by David Cotrone ’13.
Vannicelli Lecture by Jacob Medina '16See More > 04/10/2015
A Seussebration: Hats Off to 111 Years of Dr. SeussSee More > 04/15/2015
Lunch & Learn: LGBTQ Safe ZoneSee More > 04/17/2015
'Libertad' performed by The College Choir and Chamber SingersSee More >
‘The 50 Best Private Colleges for Earning Your Degree On Time’
According to Money, a subsidiary of TIME.com, the College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 12 in the top 50 best private colleges for earning your degree on time and No. 101 for...03/04/15
‘At Notre Dame, a door closes, but many more are opening across Catholic higher ed’
Wall Street Journal | The Conversation
Joanne Pierce, professor of religious studies at College of the Holy Cross and a University of Notre Dame alumna, reflects on the legacy of Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, president...02/18/15
‘Exploring an Institution’s Roots: Board Members Walk in a Saint’s Footsteps’
In the January/February issue of Trusteeship Magazine, Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College of the Holy Cross, reflects on the pilgrimage he led with a...