Even though the blog is officially on summer break (and, in fact, at the beach), two quick updates, one newsworthy, one not.
The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights has dismissed a claim by more than sixty Asian-American groups that Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants in undergraduate admissions. The Department of Ed dismissed the claim because a lawsuit making similar charges filed last November by Students for Fair Admissions is pending in Federal District Court. A recent ECA post discussed the issues surrounding the charges and the lawsuit.
As mentioned at the time, that post was selected for InsideHigherEd.com’s “Around the Web” section. In the past three months four ECA posts have been featured, making Ethical College Admissions the most-mentioned site. To quote a character portrayed by famed character actor Walter Brennan in a 1960’s western series, “No Brag, Just Fact.” Except in this case it is a brag.