How to Preserve Diversity Under an Affirmative Action Ban? Computers Can Fix Everything

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An Auburn University professor believes he has found a way to get a diverse student body without affirmative action: a computer program, which he shared with about 20 people at the University of Michigan yesterday, the Michigan Daily reports. The professor, who teaches computer science, insists his program--which sorts similar applications into groups and then has admissions officers pick the best from each pile--fits legal guidelines.