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COMMENTS BY UNIVERSITY LEADERS

Highlights of the U-M Entering Class of Fall 2013, by Ted Spencer, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, August 29, 2013.

Highlights of the U-M Entering Class of Fall 2012, by Ted Spencer, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, August 30, 2012.

Highlights of the U-M Entering Class of Fall 2011, by Ted Spencer, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, September 1, 2011.

Highlights of the U-M Entering Class of Fall 2010, by Ted Spencer, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, September 2, 2010.

Highlights of the U-M Entering Class of Fall 2009, by Ted Spencer, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, September 3, 2009.

Highlights of the U-M Entering Class of Fall 2008, by Ted Spencer, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Highlights of the U-M Entering Class of Fall 2007, by Ted Spencer, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Highlights of the U-M Entering Class of Fall 2006, by Ted Spencer, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

New Student Convocation 2005, by Ted Spencer, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, September 1, 2005.

New Student Convocation 2004, by Ted Spencer, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, September 2, 2004.

Comment: Don't rely only on Head Start, Underfunded Head Start program cannot end need for affirmative action, by Paula Allen-Meares, Dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work, Detroit Free Press, November 5, 2003.

Open the 'Black Box' of College Admissions, by Marvin Krislov, Vice President and General Counsel, in The Chronicle of Higher of Education, August 1, 2003.

Comments from University Leaders, June 23, 2003.

Letter from President Mary Sue Coleman to the University of Michigan community: U.S. Supreme Court rules on University of Michigan cases, June 23, 2003.

University of Michigan Law School statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger, June 23, 2003.

LSA Dean Terrence McDonald's Statement on the Supreme Court Decisions, June 23, 2003.

U-M Rackham Dean Comments on Supreme Court Decision, June 26, 2003.

Letter to the Editor of the Wall Street Journal, by Paul N. Courant, Provost, U-M, June 9, 2003.

Archived Webcast of Remarks to the American Council on Education, by Mary Sue Coleman, President, U-M, February 17, 2003.

Transcript of President Mary Sue Coleman's remarks to ACE, February 17, 2003
¡En Espanol!.

Martin Luther King Day Remarks, by Mary Sue Coleman, President, U-M, January 20, 2003.

U-M response to White House announcement on affirmative action, January 15, 2003.

Editorial: No Time for Colorblindness, by Mary Sue Coleman, President, U-M, Washington Post, December 15, 2002.

Supreme Court agrees to hear admission lawsuits, December 2, 2002
¡En Espanol! .

Keynote Address at "U-M Admissions Lawsuits: An Update," by Mary Sue Coleman, President, U-M, September 18, 2002.

Editorial: Learning From Diversity, by Jeffrey S. Lehman, New York Times, May 16, 2002.

Statements from University of Michigan Interim President B. Joseph White and Law Dean Jeffrey Lehman regarding the Sixth Circuit Court's decision upholding the University's Law School admissions policy, May 14, 2002.

"U-M's push for diversity serves all, from students to business," by B. Joseph White, Interim President, U-M, The Detroit Free Press, February 1, 2002.

U-M affirmative action cases receive growing support from wide range of groups; amicus briefs to be filed today, May 31, 2001.

Statements issued by University of Michigan Leaders in Response to a Ruling by Judge Bernard Friedman in the Law School Admissions Lawsuit, Grutter v. Bollinger, et. al., March 27, 2001.

Statement by President Lee C. Bollinger in response to Judge Patrick Duggan's decision in the undergraduate admissions lawsuit, Gratz v. Bollinger, December 13, 2000.

Statement by Lee Bollinger, in response to an amicus brief filed by 20 international corporations in support of the U-M's defense of its admissions policies, October 16, 2000.

Statement by Lee Bollinger, in response to an amicus brief filed by General Motors in support of the U-M's defense of its admissions policies, July 17, 2000.

"Affirmative action: What Michigan can really learn from California" by Nancy Cantor, Detroit News, May 17, 1999.

Statement by Law School Dean Jeffrey S. Lehman, Law Quadrangle Notes, Summer 1999
¡En Espanol! .

"A Michigan Legacy: Ensuring Diversity and Democracy on Campus," Nancy Cantor, Michigan Alumnus, Summer 1998.

"The Educational Importance of Race" by Lee Bollinger and Nancy Cantor, Washington Post, April 28, 1998.

Statement by President Lee C. Bollinger on the Proposed Intervention, February 5, 1998.

Statement by Law School Dean Jeffrey S. Lehman, December 3, 1997.

Statement by U-M President Lee C. Bollinger, October 14, 1997.

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NATIONAL COMMENTS ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISIONS
updated July 21, 2003, 3:00 p.m.

Filers of Amicus Curiae briefs in support of U-M are so noted below.

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STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT—AMICI

Following are statements by organizations filing amicus briefs on behalf of the University of Michigan, and/or summaries of their briefs:

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STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT—OTHER

Students Benefit From Multicultural Experiences, by Zach Seal, The Detroit Free Press, March 28, 2003

Statement of Support, Anna Escobedo Cabral, President and CEO, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (264K .pdf), March 10, 2003

Letter of Support from the Screen Actors Guild, February 17, 2003

Statement by U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi on Amicus Brief in University of Michigan Admissions, February 13, 2003

Letter of Support from the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA) (32K .doc), February 8, 2003

Resolution in Support of Affirmative Action, Wayne County Commissioners, Michigan, February 6, 2003

U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr of Delaware remembers the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, January 30, 2003

President Robinson Issues a "Call to Arms" to the Civil Rights Bar, January 23, 2003

Law Students from Across the Nation to File Amicus Brief with Supreme Court in Support of Affirmative Action, January 23, 2003

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) responds to the White House announcemant on affirmative action, (120K .pdf)* January 21, 2003

U-M Law School Student Senate Resolution — Supporting the U-M Law School's Affirmative Action Policy and Efforts to Defend It, January 20, 2003

Senate Resolution 23 — Supporting a Decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Relating to the Admissions Policy of the University of Michigan, January 17, 2003

Chancellor Cantor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, speaks on affirmative action, January 17, 2003

Statement of Jeff Pertl, President of United Council of UW Students, in Support of Affirmative Action, January 16, 2003

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan responds to the White House announcemant on affirmative action, January 15, 2003

National Bar Association (NBA) denounces Bush's fight against educational diversity, January 11, 2003

Open Letter to the President by National Hispanic Organizations, January 8, 2003
¡En Espanol!

National Women's Group Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Equal Opportunity, Fairness, Diversity, December 2, 2002

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Responds to Sixth Circuit Court Decision Approving Michigan Law School Affirmative Action Program, May 15, 2002

Leading Women's Group Calls Decision In Michigan Affirmative Action Case A Victory For All Americans, May 15, 2002

Statement of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association regarding the May 14, 2002 Ruling by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Grutter v. Bollinger, May 15, 2002

Statement of Robert E. Hirshon, President, American Bar Association, regarding the May 14, 2002 Ruling by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Grutter v. Bollinger, May 14, 2002

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) Applauds Decision Upholding Affirmative Action At Michigan's Law School, May 14, 2002

National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium (NAPALC) Applauds Appeals Court Ruling Upholding University of Michigan Law School's Affirmative Action Policy, May 14, 2002

Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Welcomes Court Decision in Michigan Affirmative Action Case, May 14, 2002

Consortium of Civil Rights Groups Rally Behind Court Decision: "The University of Michigan's Affirmative Action in Admissions Policy is Good for America." May 14, 2002

"The Myth And Math of Affirmative Action," Goodwin Liu, The Washington Post, April 14, 2002

"U-M Affirmative Action Policy Enriches the Campus, Alums and the Community," by Saul Green, The Detroit Free Press, October 15, 2001

General Motors Corporation Files Second Amicus Brief in Support of the University of Michigan's Defense of its Admissions Policies (Grutter), (8K .pdf)* May 31, 2001

"Level U-M's Playing Field at Last," by William A. McClain, The Detroit Free Press, April 17, 2001

"Affirmative Action Critical to U-M's Quest for Diversity, Racial Understanding," by Dennis Archer, The Detroit Free Press, December 22, 2000

"Win or Lose, Lawsuits Provide Students with Rare Gift," by Heather Kamins and Kandid Kamins, The Michigan Daily, January 13, 2000

Fortune 500 Corporations File Brief in Support of Diversity in Higher Education , October 16, 2000

General Motors Corporation files amicus brief in support of the University of Michigan's defense of its admissions policies (Gratz), July 17, 2000

“College By the Numbers,” by Frank H.T. Rhodes, The New York Times, December 24, 1999

"Inclusive America, Under Attack," by Gerald Ford, New York Times, August 8, 1999

(University of Michigan) Faculty for Affirmative Action Statement, February 1999

Alumni Association Resolution, April 24, 1998

American Council on Education, On the Importance of Diversity in Higher Education, in The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 13, 1998

Senate Assembly Statement on Diversity, Jan. 26, 1998

Faculty Resolution in Support of Diversity, Oct. 27, 1997

American Association of University Professors' Resolution, June 1997

Association of American Universities, On the Importance of Diversity in University Admissions April 14, 1997


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