WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator JD Vance (R-OH) sent a letter to the presidents of the Ivy League universities, as well as Oberlin College and Kenyon College, regarding their plans to circumvent the recently decided Supreme Court case, Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, which declared racial preferences in college admissions unconstitutional. In the wake of the decision, a number of these university presidents issued statements that indicated plans to flagrantly defy the Supreme Court’s ruling and continue to focus on the race of students applying for admission to their schools.
Senator Vance’s letter reads, in part:
“The United States Senate is prepared to use its full investigative powers to uncover circumvention, covert or otherwise, of the Supreme Court’s ruling. You are advised to retain admissions documents in anticipation of future congressional investigations, including digital communications between admissions officers, any demographic or other data compiled during future admissions cycles, and other relevant materials. As you are aware, a number of federal criminal statutes regulate the destruction of records connected to federal investigations, some of which apply prior to the formal commencement of any inquiry.”
Read Senator Vance’s full letter, including questions sent to the presidents, here and below: