Judge rules for Harvard in admissions case

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What's Going On?

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About the lawsuit

A politically motivated lawsuit brought by Edward Blum and the organization he created, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), wants to remove the consideration of race in college and university admissions.

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What’s at stake

The ability of colleges and universities across the country to create the diverse communities essential to their educational missions and the success of their students.

Harvard’s Response

Harvard College is committed to expanding opportunity, to excellence, and to creating the diverse community essential to fulfilling its mission of educating engaged citizens and leaders. Harvard’s admissions policies do not discriminate against any applicant from any group. We will continue to vigorously defend the right of Harvard College, and every other college and university in the nation, to seek the educational benefits that come from bringing together a diverse group of students.



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