Court Upholds Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions Program

October 1, 2019

Harvard Magazine
"Harvard’s admissions program has been designed and implemented in a manner that allows every application to be reviewed in a holistic manner consistent with the guidance set forth by the Supreme Court,’ her (Judge Allison Burroughs) decision reads. The plaintiff in the case ‘did not present a single admissions file that reflected any discriminatory animus, or even an application of an Asian American who it contended should have or would have been admitted absent an unfairly deflated personal rating."

Judge Upholds Harvard's Admissions Policies

October 1, 2019
Inside Higher Education
"For purposes of this case, at least for now, ensuring diversity at Harvard relies, in part, on race conscious admissions," Burroughs wrote in her conclusion. "Harvard’s admission program passes constitutional muster in that it satisfies the dictates of strict scrutiny. The students who are admitted to Harvard and choose to attend will live and learn surrounded by all sorts of people, with all sorts of experiences, beliefs and talents. They will have the opportunity to know and understand one another beyond race, as whole individuals with unique... Read more about Judge Upholds Harvard's Admissions Policies

Federal judge upholds affirmative action at Harvard

October 1, 2019

Associated Press
A federal judge Tuesday cleared Harvard University of discriminating against Asian American applicants in a ruling that was seen as a major victory for supporters of affirmative action in college admissions across the U.S.

Federal Judge Upholds Harvard’s Affirmative Action Admissions Policy

October 1, 2019

National Review
Judge Allison Burroughs challenged the accusation of the plaintiff, the group Students for Fair Admissions, that the Ivy League institution’s diversity policies intentionally discriminate against Asian-American students, saying the plaintiffs did not provide ‘a single admissions file that reflected discriminatory animus.

Judge Upholds Harvard’s Race-Based Admissions Policy

October 1, 2019

US News and World Report
Harvard University can continue using race as a factor in its admissions decisions following a federal judge's ruling Tuesday in a high-profile and contentious case that had major implications for the entire higher education industry.

Harvard Defeats Suit Seeking to Bar Race-Conscious Admission

October 1, 2019

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the nation’s oldest college doesn’t discriminate against Asian-Americans…and that its consideration of race as one criterion among many in its admissions decisions is lawful.

Judge sides with Harvard in case challenging use of race in admissions

October 1, 2019

“[Judge Allison] Burroughs’ decision mounted a strong defense of race-conscious admissions and the importance of diversity in higher education. Such policies, so long as they meet the Supreme Court’s standard of strict scrutiny, ‘have an important place in society and help ensure that colleges and universities can offer a diverse atmosphere that fosters learning, improves scholarship, and encourages mutual respect and understanding,’ she wrote.”

Judge finds no discrimination against Asian Americans in Harvard admissions process

October 1, 2019

Los Angeles Times
U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs said in her decision that Harvard’s admissions process is ‘not perfect’ but passes constitutional muster. She said there is ‘no evidence of any racial animus whatsoever’ and no evidence that any admission decision was ‘negatively affected by Asian American identity.'

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