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The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is a digitized collection of print issues of the Yale Daily News, the country’s oldest college newspaper. It contains 140 years of YDN reporting and is available to the world online.
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The News’s editorial staff has a profound case of the jitters in the wake of cost-slashing changes implemented by the paper’s new owner, the ruthless hedge fund Alden Global Capital. It has spelled trouble for the newspaper’s summer journalism interns as well as its many seasoned staffers.
The News takes a deep look at the history and evolution of affirmative action in higher education, following the recent Supreme Court ruling on race-conscious university admissions policies. We explore the complex and often nuanced arguments that have been put forth on both sides of the debate, including the ways in which race has figured into selective colleges’ admissions practices over the past century and beyond.