CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A federal jury in a lawsuit alleging that Harvard University’s admissions practices unfairly discriminate against Asian Americans.
The judge overseeing the case rejected motions from both sides on Friday asked to make a judgement about their actions. The judge says that there is still too much at stake.
The group of Students For Fair Admission, filed the suit in 2014. It says Asian American applicants with the best academic records, but the lowest admission rate among any race.
Harvard denies any bias and says that it considers race as only one of many factors in deciding which students to admit.
Both parties have presented reports of economists is that they say prove their case. The judge says that it will require further investigation.
Trial is scheduled to begin in October. 15.