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U.S. Sues Yale University Claiming Illegal Favoritism for Blacks, Hispanics in Admissions

Yale University was sued by the U.S. Department of Justice, which claims the Ivy League school illegally discriminates against White and Asian-American applicants in undergraduate admissions by favoring Black and Hispanic ones. The lawsuit appears to be a part of …

Appeals Court Weighs Harvard University Use of Race as Factor in Admissions

A federal appeals court on Wednesday will consider whether Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants in a closely-watched case that could impact whether U.S. colleges can use race as a factor in admissions. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals …

Justice Department Alleges Yale Illegally Discriminates Against Asians, Whites

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday accused Yale University of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process in violation of U.S. civil rights law. The findings are the result of a two-year investigation in …

Harvard Blasts Plaintiff in Seeking Dismissal of Admissions Discrimination Claim

Harvard University said a lawsuit by Asian-Americans who claim the school discriminated against them during the admissions process should be dismissed because their arguments are based on “invective, mis-characterizations and in some cases outright misrepresentations.” The Ivy League school told …

Asian-American Groups Target Harvard, UNC for Alleged Racial Bias in Admissions

A coalition of more than 60 Asian-American groups filed a federal discrimination action against Harvard University, claiming racial bias in undergraduate admissions. The administrative complaint follows the filing of a lawsuit in federal court against Harvard in November. The administrative …