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The Winds of FreedomAddressing Challenges to the University$
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Gerhard Casper

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300196917

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300196917.001.0001

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. Affirmative Action

. Affirmative Action

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(p.141) 7. Affirmative Action
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The Winds of Freedom
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Gerhard Casper

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300196917.003.0007

This chapter presents a speech by former Stanford University president Gerhard Casper on October 4, 1995, on the issue of affirmative action. He focuses on the specific subject of college admissions at Stanford. He says that all applicants receive careful consideration, and the admissions review takes the individual circumstances of the applicant into consideration. These efforts aim at a class characterized by diversity in terms of academic interests, artistic and athletic accomplishments, leadership qualities, and ethnic and social backgrounds.

Keywords:   speeches, Stanford University, college admissions

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