Brown University Settles Antitrust Admissions Lawsuit for $19.5 Million

Providence, Rhode Island – Brown University has reached a settlement agreement in an antitrust admissions lawsuit filed against the institution and 16 other defendants. The university has agreed to pay $19.5 million to resolve the lawsuit, according to a press release issued on January 23rd. The class-action lawsuit, filed in January 2022, alleges that Brown colluded with other colleges in the 568 Presidents Group to manipulate the calculation methodologies for financial aid, resulting in artificially inflated net prices of attendance. The plaintiffs argue that these colleges did not adhere to the intended need-blind admission policies … Read more

Federal Judge Upholds West Point’s Affirmative Action Policies in Admissions Process, Dismissing Lawsuit Request

NEW YORK – A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that the U.S. Military Academy at West Point can continue to consider race in its admissions process, rejecting a request to block affirmative action policies at the school. Judge Philip Halpern denied a group’s request for a preliminary injunction to halt the school’s race-conscious admissions practices. The ruling is a result of a lawsuit filed by Students for Fair Admissions, the same group that prompted the Supreme Court’s landmark affirmative action ruling last year. However, the high court’s ruling did not apply to military academies, prompting … Read more