The Reappearance of the Poster Child Challenging Affirmative Action

Do our readers remember Michael Wang, the student — now back in the news — who became the self-appointed proverbial poster child of Asian American discrimination in elite college admissions by filing a complaint with the United States Department of Education against Yale University, Princeton University, and Stanford University? As … 

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Affirmative Action Case Discussed at Senate Confirmation Hearing

As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, we’ve got a crystal ball at Ivy Coach. In fact, earlier this year, our famously accurate crystal ball predicted that the United States Supreme Court would rule against Harvard University in the appeal of the Students for Fair … 

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Affirmative Action Is Still Necessary

Is race-based Affirmative Action still necessary in the highly selective college admissions process? As loyal readers of our college admissions blog can guess, our answer is a resounding yes. While the years-long practice of offering preferential treatment to underrepresented minorities has indeed moved the needle towards a fairer and more … 

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Affirmative Action Is a Scapegoat for Asian American Discrimination

Affirmative Action, which will soon be up for debate at our nation’s highest court, has long been the most divisive subject we cover on the pages of this college admissions blog, regularly engendering a slew of comments both for and against the consideration of race in admissions decision-making. Today, we … 

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Affirmative Action in Jeopardy

The right of universities to consider race as a factor in the college admissions process is now officially in legal peril. The United States Supreme Court agreed today to debate the legal right of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina — two cases brought by Edward Blum, the … 

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DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Not Hear Affirmative Action Case

The United States Department of Justice, under new management since it filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in support of the group known as Students For Fair Admissions for its lawsuit against Harvard University over its consideration of race in admissions … 

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White Privilege in Admissions

There’s a new study out that suggests white students enjoy an advantage in the college admissions process. Yes, that’s right: white students have the leg up. In the study, conducted by Art & Science Group, a firm that offers advice to colleges on their enrollment patterns, surveyed high school students … 

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The Defeated Students for Fair Admissions

Earlier this week, we noted that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill defeated the group known as Students for Fair Admissions in a case before a United States District Court in which the university was accused by SFFA of discriminating against white and Asian American applicants in its … 

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Students for Fair Admissions Loses Again

Students for Fair Admissions, the group that unsuccessfully sued Harvard University for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants in its holistic college admissions process has faced another legal defeat. This time, the group — led by Edward Blum a.k.a. the one man band challenging Affirmative Action — has lost to … 

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