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Trial beginning on suit alleging Harvard admissions bias

/ 09:12 PM October 15, 2018

In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  AP

BOSTON — One side says Harvard University’s admissions process unfairly excludes academically talented Asian-Americans in favor of students from other races.

Harvard denies any discrimination and says it considers race as only one of many factors as they select from thousands of applicants a year.

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Now, the case is going to trial .

Opening statements are scheduled Monday in federal court in Boston in the lawsuit brought by Virginia-based Students for Fair Admissions.

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The case carries implications for many other colleges that also say they consider race to admit a diverse mix of students. /ee

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