04/20/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

COLUMN: Too Many Asians?

Duke's entering Class of 2009 contained the highest percentage of Asian students that the University had ever enrolled, at least at the time.

Asian students comprised 21 percent of the class, according to an August 2005 press release. Director of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag confirms that this number has remained relatively steady, hovering between 20 percent and 25 percent within the past five years.
What do these numbers mean? Are they "too high" or "too low"? What are we using to determine this, and should it even be something we judge at all?

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