MSCHE Signs Amicus Brief in Support of Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among the 37 higher education groups signing an amicus brief submitted on July 30, 2018, in support of Harvard College.

The brief was filed by the American Council on Education (ACE) “in opposition to plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and in support of defendant’s motion for summary judgment” stemming from the trial Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard​.

By joining the amicus brief, the Commission supports the notion outlined in the brief “that a diverse student body is essential to educational objectives of colleges and universities, and that each institution should be able to exercise its academic judgment to determine within broad limits the diversity that will advance its own particular mission.”

“The American Council on Education serves as a central point for expressing views held by many in the higher education community,” said Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski, MSCHE President. “The Executive Committee of the Commission felt it was important to support ACE’s efforts.”

ACE provides amicus briefs for cases that are heard throughout the country.

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