Monday, March 20, 2017

Princeton Univ's Words vs Deeds

Words without Deeds Never to Heaven Go
                WordsTransparency, Transparency!
    If an individual is fortunate enough to speak to the president of Princeton University, and ask the following question: "I've not done anything wrong. What can I do to gain public trust?"
    These words will likely thunder down from the mouth of the august president: "Transparency.  Transparency. Transparency."
       Deeds: Princeton Suing to block release of admissions records 
     But will the president walk the talk?  When the Dept. of Education decided to release documents, submitted by Princeton in its defense against a suit filed by SFFA (Students for Fair Admissions) for discriminatory admissions practices against Asian American students, Princeton opposed.  See the news reported by Politicos 3 days go:
Please note that DOE is only releasing documents that have been redacted of any "personally identifiable information" about individual applicants.
                  Words Without Deeds
     Paraphrasing King Claudius of Hamlet, who mused to himself after praying:
                   My words fly up, my deeds remain below:
                   Words without deeds never to heaven go.
           Does Princeton Univ. Have  A Better Option?
      Ivy League colleges have adopted a "merits-be-damned" approach to limit the number of Asian students since about 1990.  See the powerful graph below, presented by Ron Unz's "The Myth of American Meritocracy":
The above figure caption states: "Trends of Asian enrollment at Caltech and the Ivy League universities, compared with growth of Asian College age population.  Asian age cohorts population figures are based on Census CPS, and given the small sample size, are subject to considerable yearly statistical fluctuations." 
    Today, America's core value of equal opportunity and the 14th Amendment on equal protection are being trampled upon. The credibility of Ivy League colleges suffers. The colleges can no longer walk the talk of the noble principles they expound. As the truth emerges, students and scholars shake their heads and chuckle at the false facade put up by Ivy League schools.
     Princeton's president is Christopher L. Eisgruber, a renowned constitutional scholar.   Does President Eisgruber truly think that there is no discrimination under an affirmative admissions policy, where upon AsAms applicants, on average, are forced to yield 140 SAT points to White peers in order to gain equal access? 
 Please forward this e-newsletter to anyone who is associated with Princeton University.  Thank you.   
S. B. Woo 
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