In spite of the fact that Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1856 – 1943) enjoyed a long tenure as the president of Harvard University (1909 – 1933), his reign there was by no means free of controversy. Among the few unpleasantries associated with his term was one in which he stated that Jewish enrollment to the university should be confined to a quota that should not exceed the 15-percent mark. This brief article addresses the topic (and seemed to side with President Lowell) bringing up an exchange of letters that passed between Lowell and a Jewish alumnus, who is simply identified as "Graduate Benesch".
In the digital age, Harvard discriminates against Asians.
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