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Harvard University announced demographic details about its newest class of admitted undergraduate students last week, including a record proportion of Asian Americans as a federal judge weighs whether the university discriminates against that group in its admissions process.

The university said 25.4 percent of its admitted class of 1,950 students is Asian American, up from 22.7 percent the year before.

The new figure is the highest proportion of Asian American students that the university has published in the last decade.

The announcement comes as a federal judge in Massachusetts weighs whether Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants in its undergraduate admissions.

The case comes at such a time when the role of race in university admissions is being called into question.

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