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Notre Dame to Admit Undocumented Students

The Cardinal Newman Society reports:

The University of Notre Dame announced that they will admit undocumented immigrants as students, according to Inside Higher Ed. "In making the decision to admit academically qualified men and women who are undocumented," Don Bishop, associate vice president for undergraduate enrollment said in a press release from the university, "we will strengthen our incoming class and give deserving young people the chance for a Notre Dame education."
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Proteios1 said...

I just took a required "diversity literacy course" for my job. So of course my question for ND is...how does this strengthen your incoming class?
It may. It may not. But every decision contrary to logic is always defended with the fact diversity strengthens. What is never answered is how "promoting diversity" de emphasizes merit, qualifications, etc. the Supreme Court case involving UMichigan 10 years ago clearly illustrated that when race is used as criteria that other criteria decrease in importance. So I'm not saying diverse means bad. I AM saying that it shouldn't be assumed to be better when the criteria required to make it better are secondary.

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