Harvard Names ‘Race And Politics’ Professor As Its Next President

  • The appointment of Gay to serve as president of Harvard also occurs as the Supreme Court appears poised to rule against the Ivy League school in a lawsuit contending that admissions officials discriminate against students of Asian descent.
  • Over the past two years, Harvard also made headlines by joining other elite postsecondary institutions in rolling back its standardized testing requirements.
  • One study from 2009 found that Asians required an SAT score 140 points higher than white applicants, 270 points higher than Hispanic applicants, and 450 points higher than black applicants to experience the same chances of admission, according to a report from the Asian American Coalition for Education.