Princeton University has filed a lawsuit to prevent the Department of Education from releasing documents relating to its admissions records to the nonprofit Students for Fair Admissions. If that group’s name sounds familiar, perhaps it’s because you have heard about the lawsuits it has filed against several top colleges alleging bias against Asian applicants.
In 2015, the Department of Education found “no evidence that the University [Princeton] used separate admissions processes, reviews, or tracks by race.” The government agency is still in possession of the hundreds of documents Princeton turned over for that investigation and Students for Fair Admissions wants those documents made public.
Princeton is claiming they are simply honoring the confidentiality claim they made to applicants and they don’t want competitor schools to become any more privy to their admissions processes. What do you think? Should these documents remain sealed or should they be released to the public?