Harvard’s Admissions Process, Once Secret, Is Unveiled in Affirmative Action Trial

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    BOSTON — The deliberations that take place inside 86 Brattle Street, a red brick building where Harvard University’s admissions committee convenes, have very much stayed inside 86 Brattle Street.

    Until now.

    A federal trial that began this week accusing Harvard of stacking the deck against Asian-American applicants is providing a rare glimpse into the secretive selection process at one of the country’s most elite universities. It is as if those sitting on the wood benches before Judge Allison D. Burroughs of Federal District Court in Boston have been invited inside the inner sanctum of the Harvard Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

    There is the longtime dean of admissions, William Fitzsimmons (Harvard Class of 1967), on the stand, grilled on whether rural students receive a leg up over urban students. They do.
    Harvard’s Admissions Process, Once Secret, Is Unveiled in Affirmative Action Trial

    At least it's getting close to honest.
     
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    Interesting article

    Not just black and white (or black and Asian)

    Surprising to see they bend admissions for farm boys. We all knew donors kids get a leg up
     
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    As a wise Supreme Court justice once said, "If we want stop discrimination on the basis of race, then we need to stop discriminating on the basis of race."

    Simple, eh?
     
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    Far from it

    It’s OK to get in if your daddy has connections, but not based on your minority status
     
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