The universities contend that the directive violates the Administrative Procedures Act because officials failed to offer a reasonable basis justifying the policy and because the public was not given notice to comment on it.
By Associated Press
In our news wrap Tuesday, U.S. health officials have ramped up efforts to contain the spread of a deadly virus outbreak that started in China. Twenty airports and other sites will now monitor for sick travelers; Sec. of Health and…
To student activists, the request showed a disregard for students living in the country illegally. Student groups circulated a petition demanding an apology and some, including the Harvard College Democrats, said they would refuse to speak to the publication.
By Michael Melia, Associated Press
U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs said in her decision that Harvard's admissions process is "not perfect" but passes constitutional muster.
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press
The Harvard admissions trial in Boston concluded Friday and it could have implications for affirmative action nationwide. The case alleges that qualified Asian-American applicants were denied admission because Harvard used other, non-academic measures to keep their numbers down. William Brangham…
By Maria Danilova, Eric Tucker, Collin Binkley, Associated Press
The Justice Department said in a court filing that Harvard has failed to demonstrate that it does not discriminate on the basis of race.
By Joshua Barajas, Erica R. Hendry, Jenny Marder, Michael Rios
Paris accord aside, here are five important stories that may have gotten buried under last week’s big news.
By PBS NewsHour
Researchers have discovered documents showing that the sugar industry paid researchers to downplay the health risks of sugar and play up the risks of saturated fat in the 1960s. Gwen Ifill speaks with Marion Nestle of New York University about…
Former bank executive Lynne Wines came to Harvard looking to scale and fine-tune a program to get businesses to hire more more "neurodiverse" employees -- that is, people with Asperger's, autism, dyslexia, post-traumatic stress disorder, Tourette's -- people whose brains…
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