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Chavi Khanna Koneru

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Why our organization supports UNC’s race-conscious admission policies

In 2014, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) filed federal lawsuits against Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), alleging that both institutions’ admissions practices are discriminatory. The widely publicized Harvard case hinged on the question of whether Harvard’s admission policy discriminates against Asian American students by holding them to a higher standard than other applicants.

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Tolling the damage to reproductive freedom from the 2015 General Assembly

We are finally on the other side of the tunnel that was the 2015 legislative session, and it has now become clear that the reproductive freedoms of North Carolinians have, once again, been gravely harmed. In the deceptive ...
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North Carolina pro-choice advocates give the Governor all F’s

On June 5th, with the stroke of a pen, Governor Pat McCrory restricted the rights of North Carolina women by signing a bill imposing a 72-hour mandatory delay on abortions. The Governor’s act was particularly egregious because, during ...
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Tougher laws needed to rein in for-profit college abuses

We’ve all that had that moment when we see a television commercial for a for-profit college, like the University of Phoenix or ITT Technical Institute, and suddenly we’re overcome by a feeling that something’s not quite right—but very ...
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Asian Americans in North Carolina: The overlooked swing vote?

For the past decade, while the population of North Carolina has been rapidly growing and changing, the face of the immigrant population has mostly been of people of Hispanic descent. It is surprising, therefore, to learn that Asian Americans ...
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Sexual assault on college campuses: The need for federal legislation

It’s that time of year again, when college campuses are buzzing with excitement as students settle in for a new school year. This year, however, the mood is more somber for many University of North Carolina students, parents, ...
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