I am pleased to accept the Report and Resolution in Support of Affirmative Action at Rutgers University as approved by the University Senate on March 28, 2003.
The administration shares the Senate’s commitment to the principles and goals of affirmative action, and we are pleased that the Supreme Court ruled in support of affirmative action in the University of Michigan cases last summer. On June 23, 2003, I released the following statement expressing the university’s reaction to the court rulings:
The diversity of our student body is one of Rutgers’ greatest strengths and a significant source of pride. We will continue to embrace diversity as a core value because it enriches the educational experience for all of our students and thus benefits our entire society.
In the days ahead we will study these important decisions and consider their implications for Rutgers’ processes and programs.
Richard L. McCormick