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The shape of the river

William G Bowen

The shape of the river

long-term consequences of considering race in college and university admissions

by William G Bowen

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission -- Case studies,
  • Affirmative action programs -- United States -- Case studies,
  • African Americans -- Education (Higher) -- Case studies,
  • African American college graduates -- Case studies

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWilliam G. Bowen and Derek Bok ; in collaboration with James L. Shulman ... [et al.] ; with a foreword by Glenn C. Loury
    GenreCase studies
    ContributionsBok, Derek Curtis, Shulman, James Lawrence, 1965-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationlxiv, 472 p. :
    Number of Pages472
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17000274M
    ISBN 100691050198
    OCLC/WorldCa44564513


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