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  • Harvard: Race can only help, never harm, applicants’ chances

    10/17/2018 10:25:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 15, 2018 | COLLIN BINKLEY
    BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University intentionally uses a vague “personal rating” to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, according to lawyers on one side of a trial that began Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges. Harvard’s legal team denied any discrimination in its opening statement at Boston’s federal courthouse, saying race is just one factor that’s considered and can only help a student’s chances of getting admitted. In its hour-long opening, lawyers for Students for Fair Admissions accused Harvard of intentionally discriminating against Asian-Americans through a personal rating score that...
  • Elizabeth Warren Was Celebrated As ‘First Woman Of Color’ At Harvard Law

    10/16/2018 6:26:38 PM PDT · by blam · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-16-2018 | John Nolte
    In 1993, the Harvard Crimson reported that the “Law School faculty voted yesterday to offer a tenured position to Visiting Professor of Law Elizabeth Warren.” The article goes on to celebrate that this hiring “marks an advance in the student and faculty effort to improve faculty diversity[.]” Warren began teaching at Harvard in 1995. Then… In 1995, an article in the Harvard Crimson celebrated Warren as “Native American.” Although the conventional wisdom among students and faculty is that the Law School faculty includes no minority women, Chmura said Professor of Law Elizabeth Warren is Native American. In response to criticism...
  • Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren Outed as Fake Woman of Color+Fake Cherokee

    10/16/2018 3:39:42 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/18 | Mitch Wolfe
    Does this clueless woman have no judgment? Does she have no shame? In the 1990s, Warren self-described herself as a “woman of color”. There is a 1997 Fordham Law Review article in which Warren is described as Harvard’s Law faculty, first woman of color. The footnote at the end of the article, because law review articles are rigorously researched and fact-checked for accuracy, refers to a conversation had with the news director of Harvard Law School, in August 1996, which confirms in Harvard Law’s view that Warren is a woman of color.
  • Harvard Admissions Chief Defends Policies in First Day of Trial

    10/16/2018 12:09:22 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 15, 2018 | Nicole Hong and Melissa Korn
    BOSTON—Harvard University’s longtime admissions dean defended the school’s recruitment of prospective students in the first day of a landmark trial accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants. On Monday, lawyers for the plaintiffs focused on internal documents showing Harvard sends targeted letters to high-school students who score well on the PSAT, encouraging them to consider applying to the prestigious school. The score thresholds vary by race. In a recent admissions year, white students in 20 underrepresented states—which Harvard calls “sparse country”—received a recruitment letter if they scored 1310 or higher out of a possible 1600 on the combined verbal and...
  • Fellow Asian-Americans, Back Off of Affirmative Action

    10/15/2018 9:28:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | October 15, 2018 | Elyse D. Pham
    “It’s incredible you got into Harvard — especially with its racist admission policies!” I heard the sentiment of this impassioned exclamation all too frequently in the months following my acceptance. Everyone guilty of saying it meant well. They probably even believed that the last bit — the one that never failed to provoke an internal grimace — strengthened the compliment, elevating the gravity of my achievement. Of course, I’d happily accept the praise if the sentiments fueling it didn’t have the potential to harm other equally-deserving Harvard hopefuls. Unfortunately, that potential remains strong, more so now than ever. During this...
  • NYT Columnist: Ending College Discrimination Against Asians would do Them 'Egregious Harm'

    10/15/2018 8:36:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This is Orwellian: the Asian-American author of a New York Times column claims that ending discrimination against Asian-Americans in college admissions would do them "egregious harm." It's not simply that The New York Times found an Asian-American willing to write a column—in the context of the lawsuit against Harvard— supporting continued discrimination against Asian-Americans in college admissions. It is this line by Lisa Ko that is absolutely mind-boggling [emphasis added throughout]: "Eliminating race as a consideration in admissions would cause egregious harm to people of color, including Asian-Americans."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Admissions at Harvard College

    10/10/2018 1:29:13 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies
    October 10, 2018 | Lawrence S. Bacow
    Dear Alumni and Friends, As I am sure many of you are aware, the University is being challenged in a lawsuit that alleges discrimination in Harvard College’s admissions policy. The case will go to trial next week, and I write today to share some thoughts with you. Let me be unequivocal: The College’s admissions process does not discriminate against anybody. I am confident the evidence presented at trial will establish that fact. The Supreme Court has twice ruled on this issue and has held up our admissions process as an exemplar of how, in seeking to achieve a diverse student...
  • A Response to Biased Law Professors Against Kavanaugh

    10/07/2018 5:32:14 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 5, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Everybody is signing letters. An opinion piece in yesterday’s New York Times points to 1,000 law school professors who signed a letter opposing Kavanaugh’s confirmation. More than 700 Harvard Law School alumni have demanded that Brett Kavanaugh no longer teach at their alma mater (he won’t be). 200 alumni from Christine Blasey Ford’s high school, Holton-Arms, declared their support for her. And 65 women who knew Brett Kavanaugh in high school testified to his good character.
  • Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Tax the Ivory Tower

    10/07/2018 5:38:24 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2018 | Douglas Belkin
    Massachusetts is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the world—and some of the worst traffic jams. A Democratic gubernatorial candidate is betting residents of the Bay State will be willing to tax the former to alleviate the latter. Jay Gonzalez is building his long-shot campaign around a levy on the endowments of nine private schools that would create revenue to invest in public transportation and relieve Boston-area congestion, among other things. Boston drivers spend 14% of their time driving in congestion, the worst of any U.S. city, according to the INRIX, a transportation analytics company. The...
  • Harvard researchers expose the folly of wind power

    10/05/2018 7:47:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/05/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Those ugly, unreliable, heavily subsidized windmills that dot the landscape in increasing numbers not only kill millions of birds, but actually increase global warming, if you buy into the assumptions used by the warmist cult.  We have this on the authority of scientists bearing the imprimatur of prestigious universities.  From Technology Review, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: [A] new study by a pair of Harvard researchers finds that a high amount of wind power could mean more climate warming, at least regionally and in the immediate decades ahead.  The paper raises serious questions about just how much the United States or other nations should look to wind...
  • No free lunch for renewables: More wind power would warm US

    10/04/2018 9:14:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 04, 2018 9:25 PM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation’s temperatures, a new study out of Harvard found. While wind energy is widely celebrated as environmentally friendly, the researchers concluded that a dramatic, all-out expansion in the number of turbines could warm the country even more than climate change from burning coal and other fossil fuels, because of the way the spinning blades disturb the layers of warm and cold air in the atmosphere. Some parts of the central United States are already seeing nights that are up to 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) warmer because of...
  • Kavanaugh withdraws from teaching course on Supreme Court at Harvard Law School

    10/02/2018 7:59:12 AM PDT · by Envisioning · 38 replies
    OAN Newsroom ^ | Oct. 2, 2018 | OAN Newsroom
    President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will not be returning to Harvard this winter to teach his law school course. The Ivy League school sent an email to students Monday, saying Brett Kavanaugh indicated he cannot commit to teaching his class titled “The Supreme Court Since 2005.” This comes shortly after Kavanaugh expressed worry this would be the outcome during his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. “In a letter to this committee my former students, male and female alike, wrote that I displayed a character that impressed us all. I love teaching law, but thanks to what...
  • Kavanaugh won't return to teach at Harvard Law School next semester

    10/01/2018 6:43:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not return to Harvard Law School to teach a course that he was previously scheduled to teach in the winter 2019 term. Harvard Associate Dean Catherine Claypoole wrote in an email to Harvard Law students on Monday evening that the school will not offer the course because Kavanaugh can "no longer commit" to teaching it. "Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered," Claypoole wrote, according to the Harvard Crimson. Kavanaugh was slated to teach a course...
  • Harvard Undergrads Want The University To Investigate Kavanaugh Too

    10/01/2018 3:07:10 PM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/01/2018 | Neetu Chandak
    Harvard University’s Undergraduate Council is calling on school officials to investigate Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for sexual assault allegations before letting him teach at the Law School. Twenty-five representatives of the university’s student government voted Sunday in favor of publishing a letter asking the university to conduct an investigation, The Harvard Crimson reported. Thirteen members were against it. Kavanaugh is set to teach a course, “The Supreme Court since 2005,” for the winter 2019 term, which lasts three weeks. “The Undergraduate Council stands in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, Julie Swetnick, and all survivors of sexual...
  • More Harvard, Yale freshmen identify as LGBTQ than as conservative, surveys find

    09/24/2018 1:44:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/14/2018 | by Eric Duran and Brooke Sopelsa
    More freshmen at both Harvard and Yale identify as LGBTQ than as politically conservative, according to surveys published by the universities’ student newspapers. According to Yale Daily News’ “Class of 2022: By the Numbers,” approximately 23 percent of the freshman class identify somewhere along the LGBTQ spectrum. This is up from 21 percent last year and 15 percent in 2016, according to the paper. At Harvard, a similar student survey in the Harvard Crimson found that more than 18 percent of the freshman class identify as something other than straight. This number has increased every year since 2014, when less...
  • Ethnicity not a factor in Elizabeth Warren’s rise in law

    09/02/2018 8:05:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/01/18 | Annie Linskey
    **SNIP** The Globe examined hundreds of documents, many of them never before available, and reached out to all 52 of the law professors who are still living and were eligible to be in that Pound Hall room at Harvard Law School. Some are Warren’s allies. Others are not. Thirty-one agreed to talk to the Globe — including the law professor who was, at the time, in charge of recruiting minority faculty. Most said they were unaware of her claims to Native American heritage and all but one of the 31 said those claims were not discussed as part of her...
  • Justice Department Sides Against Harvard In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    08/30/2018 9:44:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | August 30, 20183:52 PM ET
    The U.S. Department of Justice is throwing its support behind an anti-affirmative action group that is suing Harvard University over alleged racial discrimination in its admissions policies. In a document filed in federal court on Thursday, the Justice Department said it is siding with Students for Fair Admissions in its request for a trial, currently scheduled to begin in mid-October. The Justice Department said in a press release that Harvard has "failed to show that it does not unlawfully discriminate against Asian Americans." Harvard has filed a motion for summary judgment in its favor, which if approved by a judge...
  • Justice Department sides with Asian-Americans suing Harvard over admissions policy

    08/30/2018 9:57:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/30/2018 | David Shortell
    The Justice Department offered a public show of support in court Thursday to a group suing Harvard for what it says is discrimination against Asian-American applicants to the elite university. A filing in the ongoing Massachusetts case is the Trump administration's most significant entry into the debate over affirmative action and sets up a fight on the diversity policy that could have wide implications for higher education. "The record evidence demonstrates that Harvard's race-based admissions process significantly disadvantages Asian-American applicants compared to applicants of other racial groups -- including both white applicants and applicants from other racial minority groups," the...
  • Harvard Sorority Shuts Down Over Sanctions on Girls-Only, Boys-Only Student Groups

    08/10/2018 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/10/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    A sorority at Harvard University has decided to close rather than admit men who claim to be women into their group amid the university's sanctions against single-gender social organizations. In May, Zeta Phi-Cambridge — the Delta Gamma chapter at Harvard — voted to relinquish their charter and thereby shut down, Campus Reform reported Monday. Sanctions from the university came about in December 2017 when new rules were adopted which established that members of single-sex organizations like Zeta Phi were not allowed to hold leadership posts in officially recognized student organizations or be captains of sports teams. The new rules also...
  • Harvard sorority to close in response to policy on single-gender clubs

    08/05/2018 7:05:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 5, 2018 | Jeremy C. Fox
    A national sorority has announced that its Harvard University chapter will close, in what appears to be the first dissolution of a student organization in response to the Ivy League school’s adoption two years ago of penalties for members of single-gender student clubs. The Zeta Phi-Cambridge Area chapter of the Delta Gamma organization voted in May to relinquish its charter, and after a 60-day comment period, leaders of the national organization voted unanimously to close the chapter, according to a statement. A Delta Gamma spokeswoman and leaders of the Harvard chapter could not be reached for comment Sunday evening. The...