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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 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.