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Harvard University admitted a record number of Asian American students to its class of 2027, a move experts are wary of celebrating given the drop in admissions of most other minority groups. It comes as the Supreme Court continues deliberations on a lawsuit brought against Harvard by a right-wing group that alleges race-conscious admissions discriminate […]

March 28 (Reuters) – If the U.S. Supreme Court bans the consideration of race in college admissions, enrollment of minority groups at selective colleges will likely stall or decline – even if the schools give more weight to factors such as class, a new study found.

John Jay College’s Data Collaborative for Justice Finds Black People were Incarcerated 11.6 Times More than White People in 2021 Recent policy reforms aimed at reducing the disproportionate representation of Black and Brown people in New York City jails have failed to meet that goal. In fact, it’s getting worse, according to a […]

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — In 1964, hoping to erase its image as a privileged cloister for white rich families, Wesleyan University contacted 400 Black high school students from around the country to persuade them to apply. The outreach led to the enrollment of what became known as Wesleyan’s “vanguard” class — one Latino and 13 Black […]

BOSTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) – The architect of the largest U.S. college admissions fraud scheme ever uncovered was sentenced on Wednesday to 3-1/2 years in prison for helping wealthy parents secure the admission of their children to elite universities through cheating and bribery. William “Rick” Singer, a former college admissions consultant who played a key […]

Schools use policies to foster a diverse student body Liberal justices back limited use of race in admissions WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled skepticism on Monday toward the legality of race-conscious admissions policies in cases involving Harvard University and the . . .

The US Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Monday expressed scepticism over universities’ authority to consider race as a factor in college admissions while hearing arguments in two cases on affirmative action that could have significant implications for American society and business. In a marathon session lasting five hours, several conservative justices proposed an alternative, race-neutral […]

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court is set once again to discuss affirmative action, decades-old debates have flared up about whether the policy is fair. Some, like plaintiffs in the SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. UNC cases, say considering race in admissions to ensure a quorum of . . .

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday kept the nation’s cap on refugee admissions at 125,000 for the 2023 budget year, despite pressure from advocates to raise it even higher to meet the need after falling far short of that target this year. Refugees advocates have been pushing the Biden administration to do […]

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday kept the nation’s cap on refugee admissions at 125,000 for the 2023 budget year, despite pressure from advocates to raise it even higher to meet the need after falling far short of that target this year. Refugees advocates have been pushing the Biden administration to do […]


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