Yale University — like Harvard — is now the subject of a Department of Justice probe into whether the school discriminates against Asian-American applicants in its admissions process.
The brand-new president said he is “confident” Harvard will prevail in court when the suit goes to trial on Oct. 15, though he is unsure what the Supreme Court may do should the case come before the nation's highest judges.
The event comes as Harvard’s affirmative action policies are set to face a legal challenge in federal court on Oct. 15.
Students for Fair Admissions, the plaintiff in the ongoing lawsuit, planned to bring at least a dozen exhibits related to anti-Semitic discrimination at Harvard.
Harvard asked a federal judge to allow a number of College students and alumni to testify in support of its race-conscious admissions policies. But the group suing the University doesn't want them to speak.
White Students at Elite Universities Support Affirmative Action Out of ‘Self-Interest,’ Harvard Professor Finds in Study
“It was sometimes problematic because they saw affirmative action as something to benefit themselves, rather than a policy that’s about justice or racial equity or access,” study author Natasha K. Warikoo said in an interview.
If you want to get into Harvard Law School, you should probably spend some time working in the real world before you apply to hit the books in Cambridge, according to the school's chief admissions officer.
HBS applications declined by 4.5 percent last year, but other class demographics experienced little change, according to the latest class profile.
One student's reviewed application, made public as part of the admissions lawsuit, sheds light on how the College assesses candidates — and on just what it takes to be Harvard material.
The number of applicants to Harvard Law School spiked by more than 30 percent this past year, and experts say it’s a trend that’s likely to continue.
Stanford University, arguably the most selective institution of higher education in the United States, will no longer report its acceptance rate starting fall 2018. Experts say it probably won't make a difference.
Janet Yellen has lent her support to Harvard and its race-conscious admissions policies as the suit alleging the College discriminates against Asian American applicants inches ever closer to a high-profile and high-stakes trial.
The case is set to go to trial on Oct. 15 in a Boston courthouse. A lot happened over the summer — so read up on the five major developments you need to know before the school year starts.
“It paves the way for the Justice Department to directly intervene in the suit, join the suit,” said Savannah Law School professor Vinay Harpalani.