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Does Harvard discriminate against Asian Americans in admission decisions?

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • 3:40 PM–4:30 PM
  • North Hall 276

Michael Stob, Calvin College

The organization Students for Fair Admissions sued Harvard University alleging that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants in its undergraduate admissions decisions. At the trial, each side featured an expert witness presenting statistical analyses supporting their respective cases. In this talk, we look at these analyses not to resolve the title question but to highlight some of the difficulties in using such statistical models to resolve discrimination cases.

Refreshments precede the talk at 3:30 p.m. in North Hall 282.

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