University of Michigan Now Admitting Students on a Race Neutral Basis

In November voters in Michigan overwhelmingly approved Proposal 2, a public referendum which banned the use of race in university admissions. After the vote, the University of Michigan sought a delay in the implementation of the measure until after it completed the current admissions cycle. The university suspended its admissions decisions until the courts ruled on this request. That delay, initially approved by a federal district court, has been overturned on appeal. The university has now resumed admissions on a race neutral basis while continuing to examine its legal options to fight the restrictive measure in court.