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Harvard once capped the number of Jews. Is it doing the same thing to Asians now?

A demonstrator participates in a rally in Boston’s Copley Square in support of a lawsuit against Harvard contending that the university discriminates against Asian Americans in admissions, Oct. 14, 2018. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

(JTA) — In 1922, Harvard University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell had a problem: His school had too many Jews. At least that’s what he thought. As the country’s Jewish population ballooned in the early 20th century, the Jewish proportion of Harvard students increased exponentially, too. In 1900, just 7… Read more »