Harvard University

This is how white privilege plays out in the Harvard admissions process | Education

For those who believe that white privilege is a myth, a new study on the Harvard admissions process may debunk that. After Students for Fair Admissions took Harvard to court for allegedly discriminating against Asian Americans in a high-profile case last year, researchers – including one expert involved in the lawsuit – have examined some of the documents made publicly available from that case. On Tuesday the judge in the case ruled that Harvard’s admissions policy, though not perfect, did…

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Harvard president compares fundraising changes to abolition of slavery | Education

The president of Harvard University has apologized for likening the 13th amendment to the US constitution – which abolished slavery – to changes in how colleges raise funds. On Tuesday, the Boston Globe reported, Larry Bacow suggested that as the 13th amendment outlawed slavery, wealthy alumni could no longer be “owned” by their alma maters. The comment came during a meeting of “hundreds” of fundraising and alumni relations staffers, in a discussion of a fundraising campaign that encourages graduates to…

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