Jeanne Arnold, vice president for Inclusion and Equity at Grand Valley, released the following statement regarding a November 15 ruling on Proposal 2:
"We have obtained a copy of the recently issued United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, which is a very lengthy opinion and we are in the process of reviewing it. Essentially, the Court struck down Proposal 2 as unconstitutional and we are encouraged by the Court’s ruling.
We will see what opportunities this decision may provide that could help us with our ongoing efforts to enhance the diversity and inclusiveness of our student body at GVSU.
Given that the United States Supreme Court is reviewing the use of Affirmative Action in admissions in the Fisher v. University of Texas case and will not likely render its opinion until next year, this could have ramifications for the Sixth Circuit’s decision. In the meantime, while we await the Supreme Court’s decision, we will continue to comply with Michigan’s Constitution."