Local Reaction To The Ruling In The Harvard Admission's Case

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In this 2017 file photo, rowers paddle along the Charles River past the Harvard campus. (Charles Krupa/AP)
In this 2017 file photo, rowers paddle along the Charles River past the Harvard campus. (Charles Krupa/AP)

federal judge ruled Tuesday that Harvard University's admission process is constitutional. The case, which went to trial last October, centered on whether the school's admissions process discriminates against Asian Americans.

We hear reactions from students and higher education experts and break down what it all means for the college admission's process.


Carrie Jung, WBUR Edify reporter. She tweets @jung_carrie.

Julie Chung, undergraduate student at Harvard. She's former co-chair of the Pan-Asian Council and former co-president of the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Women's Association. She tweets @julie_chung.

Amber Ashley James, former Harvard student. She graduated from Harvard's Law and Business schools and previously had attended Harvard as an undergraduate.

Raul Fernandez, lecturer and associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. He tweets @raulspeaks.

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 October 2, 2019.


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