Lee C. Bollinger
Lee C. Bollinger is president of Columbia University in New York. He is also on the faculty of the Columbia Law School. He has led Columbia since 2002 and is its nineteenth president.
Bollinger is a constitutional scholar and has served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since 2006.
Bollinger was dean of the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor from 1987 to 1994. As president of the University of Michigan, Bollinger was the defendant in two 1997 lawsuits that challenged the school’s policies of considering race in admissions. In 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court said Michigan’s law school could consider the race of applicants. At the same time, the court ruled that the school’s method of awarding points to minority applicants was too “narrowly tailored” to achieve the school’s stated wish for diversity on campus.
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