Tim Groseclose, Cheating: an insider's report on the use of race in admissions at UCLA [Book Review]
Cheating:an insider's report on the use of race in admissions at UCLA, is Tim Groseclose's provocative narrative of how affirmative action policies have played out at a major public university. Groseclose chronicles the efforts of UCLA admissions officers to satisfy two contradictory demands. The first was to produce a student body with a significantly larger number of African-Americans. In May 2006, demonstrators had gathered outside Chancellor Carnesale's office to express concern over the declining number of African-American students at UCLA. A few months later Acting Chancellor Norm Abrams addressed the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools (CUARS), of which Groseclose was a member. Abrams asked the committee to change its procedures in order to increase the admissions rate for underrepresented minority students. Specifically, he indicated that they should adopt the "holistic" process that Berkeley was using, and that they should do so quickly.