Harvard applicants' information will be released to court in affirmative action case
Harvard is releasing years of applicants’ private information to federal court for an affirmative action lawsuit.
Harvard sent out an email to all individuals who applied between the fall of 2009 and the spring of 2015, informing them that their application information may be used in a lawsuit that the university is currently facing.
Harvard is being sued in federal court for its undergraduate admissions practices inStudents for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College (Harvard Corporation). Students for Fair Admissions, described by The Harvard Crimson as an “anti-affirmative action group,” is suing the university for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants.
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