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Judge rules in favor of Harvard in affirmative action battle

Judge rules in favor of Harvard in affirmative action battle

by Eric Fang and Sara Yen

October 21, 2019

In the midst of college application season, the results of a lawsuit claiming that Harvard University discriminates against Asian American applicants has sparked conversation among upper school students, a majority of whom identify as Asian American. The judge in the trial, Allison Burroughs, ruled on Oct. 1 in fa...

Editorial: Scandal reveals flaws in admissions process

Editorial: Scandal reveals flaws in admissions process

April 25, 2019

Last month, federal prosecutors charged over fifty people for their involvement in a college admissions scandal in which, among other illegal practices, parents of college applicants allegedly paid large sums of money to falsify standardized test results or have their children recruited for sports t...

Justice Department indicts fifty people in nationwide college admissions bribery scandal

Justice Department indicts fifty people in nationwide college admissions bribery scandal

by Kathy Fang, Nicole Chen, and Arushi Saxena

March 13, 2019

The Justice Department indicted fifty people yesterday for involvement in a nationwide conspiracy to commit fraud in order to secure spots at elite universities as recruited athletes and to falsify college entrance test exam scores, according to documents released Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office...

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