Princeton filed a LAWSUIT March 17 to prevent the U.S. Education Department from releasing hundreds of pages of documents related to an investigation into complaints that the University discriminated against Asian and Asian-American students. The department ruled in 2015 that Princeton lawfully considered race as one factor in making admission decisions and that there was insufficient evidence of discrimination. 

In its lawsuit, Princeton said the documents — which include demographic data and information about the admission process — contain “highly confidential” information that “would cause competitive harm to the University if disclosed.”

Graduate students approved a REFERENDUM in February calling on the University to divest from private prisons and detention corporations. The vote was 606-60. About 27 percent of graduate students voted.