The Eastern Conservatives/ Libertarians Club hosted an "affirmative action bake sale" outside Webb Hall on Oct.18, where the price of each cupcake or cookie varied by the race, ethnicity or gender of the buyer. In conjunction with the sale, five faculty members participated in a teach-in in Room 110 of Webb Hall to provide a forum on affirmative action.
Psychology Professor Madeleine Fugere discussed "Associations with Affirmative Action: Myths and Misunderstandings." Education Professor David Stoloff presented on the topic "The Roles of Affirmative Action in Educational and National Development: An International and Cross-Cultural Discussion." Political Science Professors Nicole Krassas and Bill Salka lectured respectively on "Federal Law and Affirmative Action Supreme Court Decisions" and "Why Affirmative Action is Unconstitutional." (Professor Salka explains that he was serving the role of counterpoint and does not personally believe affirmative action is unconstitutional!) Business Administration Professor Elizabeth Scott discussed "Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity from the Inside: Reflections on the Early Days."
The forum also showed a video, "The Constitution: That Delicate Balance - Affirmative Action Versus Reverse Discrimination."