Alma Mater: College, Kinship, and The Pursuit of Diversity

Catherine Prendergast, Nancy Abelmann

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The article discusses the June 2003 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Grutter v. Bollinger affirmative action case, which supported the educational value of diversity and the consideration of race in college admissions. The issues of corporate and academic relations, as well as the university's role as loco parentis are detailed in a metaphor of the university as family.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-53
Number of pages17
JournalSocial Text
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006


  • Metaphor
  • Grutter v. Bollinger (Supreme Court case)
  • Business & education
  • Actions & defenses (Law) -- United States
  • United States


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