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June 24, 2013

MADISON, WI — On Monday, June 24, the United States Supreme Court sent Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that had the potential to change admission and financial aid policy at UW-Madison and at universities across the country, back to the lower courts. The following is a statement from Associated Students of Madison’s Chair David Gardner on the ruling’s impact on UW-Madison. 

“In light of the Fisher opinion that the Supreme Court issued today, I would like to reaffirm that the Associated Students of Madison is always dedicated to diversity on campus. We will continually support policies that enrich our campus with diversity, because students value a diverse campus environment.

“ASM’s Diversity Committee and Shared Governance Committee are currently working with UW-Madison faculty and administrators on a new Diversity Plan for campus. This plan will help allow for underrepresented demographics of students to attend this university, and it will help diversify the Wisconsin Experience by including groups of students who have not previously been represented on campus. Students are an integral part of this process, and will continue to be.

“As we wait for a final decision on the matter, I urge administrators to pursue policies that respect diversity, and to include students in efforts to improve the Wisconsin Experience through a diverse campus.”

Please direct all press inquiries to Grace Bolt at 763-291-2711.



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