Harvard Admissions Chief Defends Policies in First Day of Trial

By Anonymous

Plaintiffs use internal documents to show different test scores used to target different ethnicities for recruitment

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.