Last modified: Monday, June 23, 2003
Media advisory: IU president responds to Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action
NOTE: The following statement was issued by IU Interim President Gerald L. Bepko in response to today's U.S. Supreme Court decisions in two lawsuits involving the University of Michigan and its collegiate admissions policies. IU filed an amicus brief with the court in support of the University of Michigan in its affirmative action admissions policy case Grutter v. Bollinger.
"While we have completed only a cursory review of today's Supreme Court decisions in the Michigan cases, we are pleased that the Court has taken another important step in affirming the importance of diversity in higher education. The Court's rulings seem to ratify Indiana University's practices. Nevertheless, we will, very shortly, conduct a thorough review of all of our admissions policies and procedures so that we remain in full compliance with the law of the land."