In September a federal judge upheld Harvard’s admissions policy following a three-week trial.
The filing of these “friend of the court” briefs Thursday with the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston is the latest development in an ongoing legal challenge to Harvard’s admissions practices.
In their filing, the companies argued that diversity in higher education is essential to ensure that future generations of talented workers will be able to successfully compete in a global economy.
For decades, Harvard College’s Admissions and Financial Aid Office has sought out talented students from all communities and encouraged them to apply.
For decades, a range of programs and scholarships have helped those with strong academic credentials but limited means gain access to a Harvard education.