New Documents In Harvard Lawsuit Provide Peek At Admissions Process

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A tour group walks on Harvard's campus. (Elise Amendola/AP/File)
A tour group walks on Harvard's campus. (Elise Amendola/AP/File)

New documents filed today are providing an inside look at the admissions process at Harvard University. The documents are part of an ongoing lawsuit filed against the school in 2014 that claims the admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants.

We also take a look at the college admissions model, and discuss whether it has been successful in creating a fair, equitable system that results in a diverse student body.


Fred Thys, WBUR reporter. He tweets @fredthys.

Natasha Warikoo, associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, author of "The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities." She tweets @nkwarikoo.

This segment aired on June 15, 2018.


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