October 04, 2019 | By NACE Staff
TAGS: legal issues, nace insights
Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
A Massachusetts U.S. District Court judge has ruled that Harvard University’s admissions process does not discriminate against Asian-American applicants. The case brought by Students for Fair Admissions alleged that Harvard’s admissions process disadvantaged Asian-American students.
Arguing that race is just one of the factors it uses during its admissions process, Harvard denied that it discriminates against Asian-Americans. U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs ruled that Harvard’s use of race in this regard is legal because diversity is a legitimate goal.
It is likely that this decision will be appealed.