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Benjamin L. Fu

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First Circuit Rules Harvard Admissions Process Does Not Violate Title VI

A pair of judges for the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday morning that, while the anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions had standing to sue Harvard, the University's race-concious admissions processes do not violate civil rights law.


Amid Ongoing SFFA-Harvard Appeal, Justice Department Continues Investigation into Harvard Admissions

The United States Department of Justice confirmed Monday afternoon that it is continuing to investigate Harvard’s admissions programs for discrimination, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by The Harvard Crimson on Oct. 25.


‘More Stressful than Ever’: Pandemic-Era Admissions Worry Harvard Applicants and College Admissions Counselors

With the college application season in full swing during an ongoing pandemic, high school seniors applying to the Class of 2025 still said they feel uncertain and concerned about these revised policies for the next Harvard application cycle and their admissions prospects.


What to Expect Next in the Harvard Admissions Suit

SFFA and Harvard presented oral arguments for the ongoing lawsuit regarding Harvard's admissions process last month. Here’s what experts say those arguments mean, both for the future of SFFA’s suit and for race-conscious admissions across the country.


DOJ Sues Yale for Racial Discrimination Amid Concurrent Harvard Investigation and Lawsuit

The United States Department of Justice sued Yale University Thursday over charges of racial discrimination against Asian American and white applicants in its admissions process.


Experts Say Common App Change Promotes Racial Equity in College Admissions

The Common Application announced plans Sept. 30 to remove a question asking college applicants to self-report disciplinary actions taken against them in high school, a move that experts on higher education say will make the college admissions process more equitable.


Experts Say SCOTUS Nomination Threatens Harvard Admissions Lawsuit Ruling

President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy V. Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Saturday may endanger Harvard’s chances of victory in the lawsuit against it by anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions, should the case proceed to the highest court in the land, higher education law experts say.


Harvard, SFFA Spar Over Future of Affirmative Action in Appeal Hearing

The United States First Circuit Court of Appeals heard opening oral arguments Thursday afternoon from Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions in the group’s appeal against the District Court’s November ruling that the College does not intentionally discriminate against Asian American applicants in its admissions process.