Washington Post "It is not enough for students to learn passively; they must have their assumptions and ways of thinking challenged. The presence of diversity in the classroom provides that opportunity and makes for stronger and more effective participants in the human project."
Boston Globe Harvard University won the first battle in the legal war over its affirmative action policies on Tuesday, when a federal judge in Boston ruled that its race-conscious admissions system for undergraduate students was constitutional.
New York Times A federal judge on Tuesday rejected claims that Harvard had intentionally discriminated against Asian-American applicants, in a closely watched case that presented one of the biggest legal challenges to affirmative action in years.
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.