DOJ Continues Investigating Harvard Admissions

Will Harvard University soon let out a sigh of relief? Under the current administration, the United States Department of Justice has waged war on highly selective universities, including Harvard University. In the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case in which Harvard was accused of discriminating against Asian Americans … 

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On Harvard’s Anti-Semitic Legacy

Recently, we wrote a blog that shined a lantern on an article in The Forward by Mitchell Bard entitled “It’s Time for Harvard to Reckon with Its Anti-Semitic Legacy.” The piece in The Forward focuses on a former Harvard president, A. Lawrence Lowell, who instituted quotas in Harvard’s admissions process … 

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Harvard Class of 2024 Profile

Curious about the breakdown of the admitted students who chose to matriculate as members of Harvard’s Class of 2024? Wonder no more as we’ve got this data for our readers. A few headlines? More than half of matriculants will be women. A year after Harvard claimed victory — pending appeal … 

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Harvard’s Recruitment of African American Applicants

Yesterday, we wrote about how all of our nation’s elite colleges market to students who don’t have a shot of earning admission (in addition to marketing to students who do have a shot of earning admission). And why? To increase their applications, to invariably lower their admission rates, and to … 

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After the Harvard Ruling

Recently, a federal judge ruled that Harvard’s admissions process passes constitutional muster. But that same judge, in her decision, made clear that just because it passes constitutional muster doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement — particularly with respect to addressing discrimination against Asian American applicants. In a piece today … 

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Harvard Doesn’t Use Quotas

When folks suggest that highly selective colleges use quotas nowadays, that they limit the number of certain groups of students, we will forcefully shake our heads. Because no highly selective university in America in this 21st century applies quotas in the admissions process based on race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. … 

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A Harvard Administrator’s Profile in Courage

We recently wrote about how Judge Allison Burroughs, in her ruling in favor of Harvard in the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case, recommended that Harvard’s admissions officers receive implicit bias training so they can avoid discriminating against groups like Asian American applicants. As Judge Burroughs wrote, “Notwithstanding … 

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White Privilege at Harvard

Between the 2014 and 2019 college admissions cycles, 43% of white students admitted to Harvard University were either legacies, recruited athletes, development cases (as noted on the Dean’s Interest List), and/or the children of Harvard faculty/staff. It’s a statistic that isn’t the least bit surprising to us or likely to … 

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Harvard Does Not Intentionally Discriminate

One of the counts in which Harvard University was charged in the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case was whether or not the school intentionally discriminated against Asian American applicants. While we have long been outspoken that Harvard, along with all highly selective colleges across America, discriminates against … 

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Harvard Does Not Use Racial Quotas

In the coming weeks, we’re going to be highlighting some portions of the decision reached in the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case as Judge Allison Burroughs’ 130-page decision abounds in interesting conclusions — and, frankly, fodder about the highly selective college admissions process. Today, we wanted to … 

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