Discrimination in College Admissions
A look at the data and arguments about Asian-Americans and admissions at elite colleges
Riordan and Joe R. References 1. And both are Asian American. Data released by the College Board last year don't provide for great comparisons, because a new version of the SAT had just been introduced, making it difficult to compare results from year to year. Harvard is defending itself and rejecting the statistical evidence offered, saying that holistic admissions does not mandate that those with the highest SAT scores be admitted, and that it involves consideration of many nonnumerical factors. By Scott Jaschik. Justice Department plans to investigate and sue colleges over alleged illegal discrimination in admissions.
Asians With “Very Familiar Profiles”: How Princeton’s Admissions Officers Talk About Race
The department argued that Harvard does not adequately explain how race factors into its admissions decisions, leaving open the possibility that the university is going beyond what the law allows. Canada U. In , the Education Department cleared Princeton University of bias against Asian applicants -- after a nine-year investigation in which it reviewed such data. But here was my dilemma: There was no question I could figure out how to entirely answer without being Indian.
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