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Chinese Companies Seek to Buy U.S. Campuses

Chinese Companies Seek to Buy U.S. Campuses

October 15, 2018

When a Chinese company seeks to buy an American music college, opponents of the sale raise academic freedom concerns. Over the last several years, Chinese buyers have purchased a number of campuses in the U.S.
When a Chinese company seeks to buy an American music college, opponents of the sale raise academic freedom concerns. Over the last several years, Chinese buyers have purchased a number of campuses in the U.S.

October 15, 2018

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Round-up: Harvard Admissions Trial Opens Today

Round-up: Harvard Admissions Trial Opens Today

October 15, 2018

The lawsuit accusing Harvard University of illegally discriminating against Asian-American applicants by holding them to a higher standard than students of other races opens today in a Boston courtroom. Harvard denies the allegation, saying race is one of many factors it considers when determining whom to accept.

The Wall Street Journal reports William Fitzsimmons, 74 years old, who has been dean of admissions at Harvard since 1986, is expected to be the first witness after opening statements. He is considered an architect of holistic admissions, which consider not just applicants’ academic credentials, but also extracurricular activities, formative experiences and personal attributes. Many top universities use the same model to select their student bodies.
 
The trial stems from a lawsuit filed in 2014 by Students for Fair Admissions, a nonprofit whose members include Asian-Americans rejected by Harvard. The group is run by conservative legal strategist Edward Blum, who has funded other challenges to affirmative action, including a pending case against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The trial is expected to last three weeks.
 
Below is a roundup of news coverage on the start of the trial: 
 
Harvard Trial Will Open With Admissions Dean in Hot Seat
The Wall Street Journal
 
Here’s What You Need to Know About the Harvard Admissions Trial
The Boston Globe
 
Harvard Admissions Goes on Trial as University Faces Claim of Bias Against Asian Americans
The Washington Post
 
As Harvard’s Admissions Policy Goes on Trial, Alleged Victims of Racial Bias Remain Anonymous
The Washington Post
 
On Eve of Harvard Bias Trial, Dueling Rallies Show Rifts Among Asian-Americans
The New York Times

‘We’re Here to Say No’: Asian American Critics Rally Against Harvard Admissions Policy
The Washington Post
 
Elite-College Admissions Are Broken
The Atlantic
 
The Harvard Case Is About the Future of Affirmative Action
The Atlantic
 
The Supreme Court Justice Who Forever Changed Affirmative Action
The Atlantic

Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy Goes on Trial on Monday. Here’s What to Expect.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
 
Dueling Rallies on Eve of Harvard Trial
Inside Higher Ed
 
Long-Awaited Harvard Admissions Trial Begins
Politico
 
The Political Incentive for Trump to Join the Harvard Fight
Politico

 
The lawsuit accusing Harvard University of illegally discriminating against Asian-American applicants by holding them to a higher standard than students of other races opens today in a Boston courtroom. Harvard denies the allegation, saying race is one of many factors it considers when determining whom to accept.

The Wall Street Journal reports William Fitzsimmons, 74 years old, who has been dean of admissions at Harvard since 1986, is expected to be the first witness after opening statements. He is considered an architect of holistic admissions, which consider not just applicants’ academic credentials, but also extracurricular activities, formative experiences and personal attributes. Many top universities use the same model to select their student bodies.
 
The trial stems from a lawsuit filed in 2014 by Students for Fair Admissions, a nonprofit whose members include Asian-Americans rejected by Harvard. The group is run by conservative legal strategist Edward Blum, who has funded other challenges to affirmative action, including a pending case against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The trial is expected to last three weeks.
 
Below is a roundup of news coverage on the start of the trial: 
 
Harvard Trial Will Open With Admissions Dean in Hot Seat
The Wall Street Journal
 
Here’s What You Need to Know About the Harvard Admissions Trial
The Boston Globe
 
Harvard Admissions Goes on Trial as University Faces Claim of Bias Against Asian Americans
The Washington Post
 
As Harvard’s Admissions Policy Goes on Trial, Alleged Victims of Racial Bias Remain Anonymous
The Washington Post
 
On Eve of Harvard Bias Trial, Dueling Rallies Show Rifts Among Asian-Americans
The New York Times

‘We’re Here to Say No’: Asian American Critics Rally Against Harvard Admissions Policy
The Washington Post
 
Elite-College Admissions Are Broken
The Atlantic
 
The Harvard Case Is About the Future of Affirmative Action
The Atlantic
 
The Supreme Court Justice Who Forever Changed Affirmative Action
The Atlantic

Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy Goes on Trial on Monday. Here’s What to Expect.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
 
Dueling Rallies on Eve of Harvard Trial
Inside Higher Ed
 
Long-Awaited Harvard Admissions Trial Begins
Politico
 
The Political Incentive for Trump to Join the Harvard Fight
Politico

 

October 15, 2018

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In Defense of Affirmative Action - Opinion Piece

In Defense of Affirmative Action - Opinion Piece

October 12, 2018

Amanda Main writes: To argue for a “color blind” admissions policy, as Students for Fair Admissions does in the Harvard case, is naïve at best. Such a position ignores structural and actual acts of racism that continue in society. We are not post-racial. Neo-Nazis are marching and speaking on college campuses with often violent, and even deadly, effect.
Amanda Main writes: To argue for a “color blind” admissions policy, as Students for Fair Admissions does in the Harvard case, is naïve at best. Such a position ignores structural and actual acts of racism that continue in society. We are not post-racial. Neo-Nazis are marching and speaking on college campuses with often violent, and even deadly, effect.

October 12, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

New Bar for Hispanic-Serving Institutions

New Bar for Hispanic-Serving Institutions

October 12, 2018

Beginning in January, the group will issue a "Seal of Excelencia" to colleges that meet a series of data-driven benchmarks on their commitment to ensuring that Latinx students succeed.
Beginning in January, the group will issue a "Seal of Excelencia" to colleges that meet a series of data-driven benchmarks on their commitment to ensuring that Latinx students succeed.

October 12, 2018

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Evolllution.com

Five Things I Didn’t Know About Being a University President (Until I Became One) - Opinion Piece

Five Things I Didn’t Know About Being a University President (Until...

October 12, 2018

Martha Saunders writes: You see, a university presidency isn’t like any other job in higher education. It is a job for which no one is ever truly prepared. When asked the most important things I didn’t know before taking the job, I usually offer the following five points.
Martha Saunders writes: You see, a university presidency isn’t like any other job in higher education. It is a job for which no one is ever truly prepared. When asked the most important things I didn’t know before taking the job, I usually offer the following five points.

October 12, 2018

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