Harvard University has agreed to turn over documents requested by the Justice Department in its investigation of alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants, reports the New York Times.
The confidential documents contain both applicant and student records. The university agreed to turn them over if the DOJ reviewed them only at the offices of … Read more
The latest in a seemingly never ending barrage of anti-affirmative action lawsuits has been filed by Edward Blum and his group Students for Fair Admissions, reports the Daily Princetonian.
The group is challenging the results of a federal investigation that determined there was no evidence that Princeton engaged in racial discrimination in it admissions … Read more
Summer is here. School is officially out. Homework is adjourned. Ice cream is on your mind. The weather is hot and trips are abound. Whether you have a few planned itineraries or still trying to map out your next family adventure, consider including a college visit to your agenda. Summertime is … Read more
A closer look at the majority opinion in Fisher v University of Texas reveals the four justices found no discrimination against Asian Americans in holistic admissions.
By a four to three vote, the justices ruled the University of Texas did not discriminate against Abigail Fisher, a White student who … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
By a 4-3 majority, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas as constitutional.
The case was filed by Abigail Fisher, a White student, who alleged the University passed her over for admissions in favor of … Read more
By Paul Lin
Correspondent, “Asian American Life” @AALCUNYTV
Should race be a factor in deciding who gets into college? While many institutions employ some form of affirmative action in college admissions, a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court may put a stop to that practice.
“Whenever these issues come up before … Read more
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), have filed three separate amicus briefs urging the nation’s highest court to uphold University of Texas at Austin’s (UT-Austin) affirmative action policy.
Together, the briefs represent over 160 organizations in support … Read more
A recent civil rights ruling in favor of Princeton does not clear Harvard from similar charges that it discriminates against Asian Americans in admissions, according to legal experts the Harvard Crimson interviewed.
The case was filed by Abigail Fisher, a white student who blames affirmative action for not being admitted into Austin. Fisher gained prominence because … Read more