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For students currently attending the College, the gradual move to a new General Education program has been met with a range of reactions.
Shoestring Strategies for Life @ Harvard now includes a centralized calendar and section on health and wellness in a bid to further support students once they matriculate.
Decked out in red Harvard bags and toting maps, brochures, and programs, a record number of prospective freshmen descended on Harvard Yard over weekend for Visitas.
The new test comes during a time of national discussion on the accessibility, predictive ability, and consequent future of standardized testing in the college admissions process.
The first administration of the revised SAT exam will take place this Saturday, and experts remain unsure as to whether students have been able to adequately prepare for the new test.
At a discussion hosted by several cultural student groups, undergraduates debated merits of affirmative action policies in college admissions amid widespread scrutiny of Harvard’s own admissions process.
Looking to provide free college admissions advice for students in the Midwest, the Harvard College Midwest Club has created an online college guide.
In the 27-page brief, Harvard urged the Court to continue permitting the consideration of race as a factor in college admissions processes, arguing that a diverse student body is “a compelling interest that justifies race-conscious admissions in higher education.”
Alex J. Pong ’16, a Chinese American student who is a president of Harvard’s Asian American Association, said the lawsuit represents another attack on affirmative action, “just using a different lens this time.”
Harvard will offer a new college application platform that positions itself as a more individualized alternative to the Common Application
Experts cautioned that Harvard—currently facing similar charges in a separate lawsuit challenging its use of affirmative action—is still not guaranteed a win.