Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The REAL Affirmative Action Bake Sale

October 4, 2011
The REAL Affirmative Action Bake Sale
Sponsored by the Affirmative Action Senior Seminar, Fall 2011, Fordham University
When: October 7, 2011, 11 AM to 3 PM
Where: McGinley Center Lobby, Fordham University
To: Fordham Students, Faculty, Administrators, Representatives of the Media
On Friday, October 7, 2011, Fordham University’s Senior Values Affirmative Action class will host a REAL Affirmative Action Bake Sale held at the Rose Hill campus’ McGinley Center. This is in response to the UC Berkeley’s bake sale, which did not factually represent the breakdown of affirmative action. The Berkeley sale showed underrepresented minorities and women to be the primary beneficiaries in college admissions. The Fordham students, in conjunction with the University’s Jesuit Tradition, hope to raise awareness on the realities of preferential treatment in college admissions with corresponding bake sale pricing. The prices are as follows:

Women (General Admission) $1.30
Men (General Admission) $1.25
Underrepresented Minorities $1.00
Legacies $1.00
Recruited Athletes $.50
Children of The Very Wealthy $.25

This project was undertaken under the guidance of Dr. Mark Naison, Professor of African American Studies and History, Principal Investigator, Bronx African American History Project. All Donations Go to P.O.T.S. Soup Kitchen.

For Further Information, Please Contact:
Thomas Gill - (201) 919-5134 – gilman110@gmail.com
Angel Melendez - (617) 304-0317 – amelendez@fordham.edu

For Access to Campus (for Media) Contact Bob Howe at Howe@Fordham.Edu

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