In federal brief, DOJ pushes for Harvard admissions info to be public

By Danny McDonald (Boston Globe) |

The Justice Department has called for the public disclosure of admissions information from Harvard College as part of a civil rights lawsuit accusing the Ivy League institution of bias against Asian-American applicants.

In a brief filed in US District Court in Boston on Friday, acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore cited a “strong interest in public access” to admissions data that Harvard has tried to keep private as part of a lawsuit filed in 2014 by Students for Fair Admissions Inc.

The nonprofit alleges that the Cambridge-based university “engaged in intentional discrimination against Asian-Americans in its admissions process in violation of federal civil rights law,” according to court documents.  Read the full article