Harvard is currently facing a plethora of lawsuits, some against its admissions policies and some challenging its single-gender social group sanctions.
The trial over Harvard's affirmative action admissions policy ended last month, and students gathered on Friday afternoon to discuss the term "Asian American" and its relevance for students' identities.
Jerome B. Karabel ’72 has written widely about the history of race-conscious admissions at elite universities.
Two top lawyers who defended Harvard in the recently concluded admissions trial discussed the case with students in an off-the-record meeting Wednesday. Members of the press were not allowed to attend.
The high-stakes and high-profile Harvard admissions trial may stretch well into 2019, per new details announced in a Wednesday court order. The University and opponent SFFA are slated to hold another hearing and submit new filings.
The trial and lawsuit unleashed mountains of classified Harvard admissions data. Both the University and SFFA employed statistical experts to analyze the data and testify about their results in court. So, who’s right?
The trial dominated news cycles, earning front-page coverage from national outlets and spurring papers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to publish articles explaining how Harvard evaluates high schoolers.
‘It’s Not Surprising to Any Of Us.’ College Counselors Shrug at Harvard Admissions Secrets Spilled In Trial
In online forums like College Confidential and in anxious calls to college admissions consultants, students and their parents dissected every juicy detail of the lawsuit. Reactions from college counselors were more muted.
While some big-ticket donors say the ongoing admissions lawsuit won’t change their giving patterns, fundraising experts are divided on the issue.
Lawyers for both Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions approached the wood-paneled witness stand one after the other Friday to deliver impassioned closing statements and rebuttals that stretched for hours.