Past Debates Echo in Split Between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates

There was no Twitter to fan the flames when W.E.B. Du Bois sparred with Booker T. Washington and Malcolm X argued with Martin Luther King Jr.

Harvard Agrees to Turn Over Records Amid Discrimination Inquiry

The university agreed to turn over confidential documents to the Justice Department, which is investigating whether it has discriminated against Asian-American applicants.

Document Fight Slows Inquiry of Affirmative Action at Harvard

The Trump administration, in a letter last week, threatened to sue the university to force it to turn over student and applicant records.

He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.

Edward Blum, who has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging racial preference laws, is now fighting affirmative action in the Ivies.

The Paradise Papers: Endowments Boom as Colleges Bury Earnings Overseas

American universities are using offshore strategies to swell their coffers, skirt taxes and obscure investments that could spark campus protests.

Swelling College Endowments Tempt Lawmakers Looking for Tax Dollars

House Republicans are proposing a 1.4 percent tax on wealthier colleges’ investment income to help pay for broad cuts.