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