The Crimson reports an anti-affirmative-action group that sued Harvard in 2014 over its Asian-American admissions policies is trying to force Boston Latin School to fork over years' worth of records related to its students accepted to Harvard.
Through a Boston city attorney, BLS is fighting what it calls a "fishing expedition" by Students for Fair Admissions that it says would invade the privacy of BLS students and parents, because some of the records would include documentation of discussions between them and their college counselors and waste valuable staff time that would otherwise go to helping students learn and get ready for college.
In a motion to quash a subpoena from the group, filed last week in US District Court in Boston, BLS also says it's not a party to the suit and that any data related to Harvard admissions would best come from Harvard itself.
The judge in the case has not yet ruled on the motion.
Boston Latin typically supplies more Harvard students than any other high school in the world - 26 in the current freshman class - and, as the joke goes, Harvard was founded the year after Latin to give BLS graduates something to do.
Boston motion to quash BLS subpoena (2M PDF).