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Asian-Americans Suing Harvard Say Admissions Files Show Discrimination

The plaintiffs said in a letter to the court last week that the documents were so compelling that there was no need for a trial, and that they would ask the judge to rule summarily in their favor based on the documents alone.

The documents also include deposition testimony concerning the procedures Harvard used to evaluate applications; internal correspondence among admissions officers about applicants’ qualities; and statements by admissions officers about why they liked some applicants better than others.

“That information is highly proprietary to Harvard and of great interest to college admissions consultants and others who seek any advantage they can muster in the highly competitive admissions process,” Harvard said in its letter. Releasing it “would put Harvard at a severe competitive disadvantage,” the university said, and would prompt applicants to try to game the system.

Students for Fair Admissions scoffed at the notion that the admissions procedure was akin to a trade secret. “This case does not involve anything like ‘national security, the formula for Coca-Cola or embarrassing details of private life,’ ” the group said, citing case law.

The group noted that Harvard officials have repeatedly said that there is no formula for being admitted, and that books and articles have been written about how the Harvard admissions process works.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/us/harvard-asian-admission.html

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Asian-Americans Suing Harvard Say Admissions Files Show Discrimination

The plaintiffs said in a letter to the court last week that the documents were so compelling that there was no need for a trial, and that they would ask the judge to rule summarily in their favor based on the documents alone.

The documents also include deposition testimony concerning the procedures Harvard used to evaluate applications; internal correspondence among admissions officers about applicants’ qualities; and statements by admissions officers about why they liked some applicants better than others.

“That information is highly proprietary to Harvard and of great interest to college admissions consultants and others who seek any advantage they can muster in the highly competitive admissions process,” Harvard said in its letter. Releasing it “would put Harvard at a severe competitive disadvantage,” the university said, and would prompt applicants to try to game the system.

Students for Fair Admissions scoffed at the notion that the admissions procedure was akin to a trade secret. “This case does not involve anything like ‘national security, the formula for Coca-Cola or embarrassing details of private life,’ ” the group said, citing case law.

The group noted that Harvard officials have repeatedly said that there is no formula for being admitted, and that books and articles have been written about how the Harvard admissions process works.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/us/harvard-asian-admission.html

Supreme Court already ruled that a college can considering diversity as a factor.

It's a dumb lawsuit.

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Re: Asian-Americans Suing Harvard Say Admissions Files Show Discrimination
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2019, 10:04:15 AM »
I'm guessing asians don't donate to their alumni associations as much as other races.
Church cultures have a history of giving.

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Re: Asian-Americans Suing Harvard Say Admissions Files Show Discrimination
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2019, 03:50:37 PM »
I'm guessing asians don't donate to their alumni associations as much as other races.
Church cultures have a history of giving.

Don't underestimate religious tithing in non Judeo-Christian cultures.  Remember that while schools are funded by government taxes, Temples are funded by tax deductible donations.  In Taiwan the largest landowner is a Buddhist foundation.

https://topics.amcham.com.tw/2015/09/when-faith-and-money-collide/

 

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