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Fewer Asians Need Apply

How the Ivy League discriminates against top-achieving students



For 80 years, Harvard Law School has been represented by a shield that features Harvard’s motto, Veritas (“truth”) and three sheaves of wheat. But it turns out that the traditional-looking logo isn’t so innocent: Its design was based on the coat of arms of a slaveholder known for treating his slaves with brutal cruelty. Now, reports Arun Rath for NPR, the Dean of Harvard Law School, Martha Minow, has endorsed changing the school's official shield—but questions about slavery’s legacy on campus remain.

[url=http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/harvard-law-will-ditch-its-sign... Law will ditch its signature shield because of its slaveholding roots (Smithsonian Magazine)[/url]