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Offers information on how race-sensitive admissions policies work and defines the effects they have had on over 45,000 students of different races. This book reveals demonstrates what effect the termination of these policies would have on the number of minority students at different kinds of selective institutions.
William G. Bowen (1933-2016) was president emeritus of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Princeton University and founding chairman of ITHAKA.. His many books included The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions (with Derek Bok) (Princeton). Derek Bok is the 300th Anniversary University Research Professor at Harvard University, where he served as president from 1971 to 1991, and again as interim president from 2006 to 2007.
Winner of Grawemeyer Award in Education 2001 (United States) and Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Government and Political Science 1999 (United States).
Derek Bok, William G. Bowen
Princeton University Press
Date of Publication
Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
The William G. Bowen Memorial Series in Higher Education