“That’s an allegation which, in fact, I think we would dispute”
Harvard has been taking fire over this for months. It’s no surprise that the new president is trying to put out the fire.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Harvard’s new president rejects claims of discrimination against Asian-Americans
Harvard’s new president, Lawrence Bacow, says there is no evidence in the “hundreds of thousands” of court documents from an ongoing lawsuit to suggest Harvard admissions has engaged in race-based discrimination.
“I really don’t want to get into the details of the lawsuit, but there have been hundreds of thousands of documents that have been pored through at this point. There is not a single one which suggests that there is a policy to discriminate against anybody or to hold one group to a different standard than anybody else,” Bacow said in an interview with with Radio Boston on WBUR 90.9.
Bacow on Sunday became the 29th president of Harvard University, succeeding Drew Faust, who held the position for 11 years as the university’s first female president. The administrative change comes during a federal lawsuit that on whether the university discriminates against Asian-Americans. A June 15 report, for example, showed that Harvard admissions consistently rated Asian-Americans “lower on traits like ‘positive personality,’ likability, courage, kindness and being ‘widely respected,'” according to the New York Times.
Bacow dismissed the report.
“That’s an allegation which, in fact, I think we would dispute,” he said. “And we believe that the facts established at trial will prove otherwise.”
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