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Early college decisions probed to ensure fairness, Delrahim says

Competition for spots at prestigious colleges is fiercer than ever, and the Justice Department wants to see to it that the schools don’t take advantage of their position and hurt students.

That’s how Assistant Attorney General for antitrust Makan Delrahim explained the agency’s reasoning behind the recent letters to a handful of colleges and universities about their early-decision programs.

“I can’t comment on any pending investigation,” he said in a brief interview with FTCWatch during a break at an April 26 DOJ roundtable. “But we want...

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