The school acted after a federal appeals court denied its stay on an anti-affirmative action law passed last fall. Further appeals are pending. In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the school could consider race as one of many factors in evaluating students.
New York to New Jersey: 'You Stink'
Few people have ever accused the Garden State of smelling like a rose. But like a man kicked too often when he's down, New Jersey finally had enough of the insults when New York City environmental protection officials blamed it for a decidedly bad stink that hung over Manhattan for several hours last week.
The smell, which emerged Monday just before 9 a.m., first sparked fears of terrorism and sent New Yorkers scurrying to dial 911. In the end, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said fears were completely unfounded. But the smell still forced the evacuation of some schools and businesses in Lower Manhattan and caused a few hospitalizations.
While New York officials had an easy target across the river, with its olfactory medley of chemical plants and sewage treatment facilities, New Jersey officials shot back that the rotten-egg smell could very well have come from New York, possibly from a gas leak. Even if it didn't, officials said, there was no proof New Jersey was to blame. By then, of course, New Jersey's already battered reputation was up for grabs. As David Letterman quipped, coming to New Jersey's defense, "No, no, no, no, no, what stinks in New Jersey stays in New Jersey."
With Josh Fischman, Danielle Knight, Alex Kingsbury and Kit R. Roane