Around 60 people packed an Emerson Hall lecture room to hear a panel of affirmative action advocates discuss race-conscious admissions in universities Tuesday — six days before Harvard's own affirmative action policy will face a challenge in court.
Harvard filed a response on Sept. 14 supporting a motion from students and from alumni and student organizations seeking to be heard during testimony in the admissions suit set to go to trial in October.
As sometimes the only African-American student in my otherwise all-white classrooms at Harvard College, chatting in the dining hall surrounded by peers and friends, I have learned this: For a diverse learning environment to occur, racial diversity and not racial homogeneity is key.
Janet Yellen, the former chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, allied herself with Harvard University on Wednesday, becoming the most high-profile economist to defend the Ivy League school’s position that it does not discriminate against Asian-American applicants.
Minority student and alumni groups at Harvard University are pushing back against what they consider an attempt to exclude their perspective from a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate race as a consideration in admissions...
Many of the nation’s most selective universities came to Harvard’s defense on Monday against a lawsuit that attacks its use of race in admissions, underscoring the potential that the case could upend diversity efforts across higher education.
A slew of higher education and civil rights groups came to Harvard's defense Monday against a lawsuit challenging its admissions policies — which they slammed in court filings as a "backdoor attempt" to scrap affirmative action that "uses Asian Americans as a cover."
Harvard University disputed anew on Friday allegations that it discriminates against Asian Americans when selecting an undergraduate class, asserting in court papers that legal foes had failed to mount a persuasive case in a lawsuit seeking to end consideration of race in admissions.
As Asian American students at Harvard, we do not support the Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) lawsuit. We also condemn the recent decision by the Department of Education and the Department of Justice to rescind federal policy guidelines on affirmative action.
Affirmative action is really on trial here, and a victory for Blum and his nonprofit, Students for Fair Admissions, could set a precedent that unwinds race-conscious policies not only at Harvard but at other schools.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced plans to revoke guidelines that encourage considering race in the college admissions process as a way of promoting diversity, putting American education right back to the 1950s.