Vance takes on collusion in Higher Ed

Posted on Aug 11, 2023

If you’ll remember, the Supreme Court ruled against affirmative action recently. Sen. Vance thinks these school may be illegally continuing the practice. From The Washington Free Beacon:

Sen. J.D. Vance (R., Ohio) is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether elite universities are coordinating their admissions policies in response to the Supreme Court’s ban on affirmative action, arguing that a synchronized effort to evade the ruling would violate antitrust law.

Vance also thinks there was evidence of collusion in the schools response to his inquiries:

Such collusion may be happening already, Vance’s letter suggests. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision, Vance pressed the presidents of eight Ivy League colleges, as well as Oberlin and Kenyon, for information about their compliance with the ruling. He received replies from every school except Yale—all of which bore an “uncanny similarity” in “substance and structure,” Vance’s letter to Kahn states.

Each was “roughly the same length,” used “more or less identical phrasing,” and with one exception was signed by a government affairs official rather than a university president. Most were also sent the same day, July 21, according to copies of the replies reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, and pledged to pursue diversity without violating the law.

Will Lina Kahn take this seriously or will she just continue to pursue her liberal agenda and hipster economics?  If I had to place a wager, I’d put all my money on the later.