Harvard and SFFA Face Off Again

Harvard University and the group known as Students For Fair Admissions, a group currently suing Harvard for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants, faced off again yesterday in a post-trial hearing. As our readers likely remember, the two sides previously faced off in a three-week October 2018 trial; the decision … 

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Justice Department Publicly Opposes Harvard Admissions

It wasn’t exactly a secret where our United States Department of Justice, under the stewardship of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, stood on the issue of whether or not Harvard University unfairly discriminates against Asian American applicants. As our readers know all too well, Harvard University is defending itself in a … 

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Ivy League Schools Show Support for Harvard

In the legal equivalent of a “we got your back,” a number of highly selective colleges, including every single Ivy League college, filed an amicus brief with the court to voice their support for Harvard as the university defends itself against allegations of Asian American discrimination in its admissions process. … 

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A Victory for Asian American Group Would Benefit Whites in Admissions

One would think that if the group suing Harvard University for discriminating against Asian Americans claims victory, it would make it easier for Asian American applicants to earn admission to highly selective universities like Harvard. And we’re not suggesting this would not be the case. While no legal victory will, … 

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Suit Against Harvard Over Asian American Discrimination

In the suit making headlines around the world in which Harvard University is accused of discriminating against Asian American applicants, the school has barked back. In a Friday court filing, the university deemed a prior analysis of six years worth of its admission data as “fundamentally unreliable” because, they argue, … 

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Lawsuit Against Harvard

The lawsuit against Harvard University brought by a group known as Students for Fair Admissions, a group that hopes to eliminate alleged Asian American discrimination in Harvard’s admissions practices, is moving forward. Today, a United States district court judge proposed that the case —  first filed in 2014 — will … 

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Asian American Discrimination at Harvard

Is there Asian American discrimination at Harvard — in the university’s admissions practices? You bet. But let’s not single out Harvard — discrimination against Asian American applicants is rampant across the college landscape. And yet all of this could soon change. The United States Justice Department, under the leadership of … 

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High School Students Join Lawsuit Against Harvard

Two high school students who happen to be of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage have joined in a previously filed lawsuit against Harvard University. But, interestingly, they’ve joined the suit as amici curiae — as friends of the court. For those not familiar with the legal term, it means that … 

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Harvard Admission Suit

We’ve written before on the pages of this college admissions blog about the lawsuit facing Harvard University as it relates to discriminatory practices in admissions — concerned Asian American applicants. The case has not gone away. Rather, it’s progressing slowly. Harvard’s legal team (no, it does not include Reese Witherspoon … 

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Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

Two federal lawsuits were filed this week — one against Harvard University and the other against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — and both center on race-based Affirmative Action policies at the universities. In particular, the lawsuits focus on how white and Asian American applicants to these … 

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