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Faust Condemns Free Tuition Proposal from Outsider Overseers Ticket

University President Drew G. Faust critiqued both major proposals put forward by five alumni last month in their grassroots campaign for the Board of Overseers, the University's second-highest governing body.

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Admissions

What Would a Nice Harvard Look Like?

A new report released by Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, on January 20th calls for advocating kindness instead of overachieving, making college admissions process a “more humane process”. So what does that mean for Harvard?

Gutman Library
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Gutman Library

Gutman Library at the Graduate School of Education.

Gutman Library
College

Ed School Report Calls for Reforming Admissions Practices

The report argues colleges should dramatically alter their admissions practices with a new focus on promoting service, reducing academic and extracurricular stresses, and increasing student diversity.

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Admissions

Harvard Rejects: Where Are They Now?

We’ve all heard about famous and successful Harvard dropouts, but what about those who were rejected? Where did they go? What did they do?

Unusual Arguments
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Outsider Slate for Board of Overseers Calls for Free Tuition, Questions Affirmative Action

​A group of five Harvard alumni are running for the Board of Overseers, the University’s second-highest governing body, on an unconventional ticket: eliminate undergraduate tuition and make public how Harvard considers race in its admissions practices.

Race

Affirmative Action Pioneer Walter J. Leonard Dies at 86

Walter J. Leonard, who drove the adoption of affirmative action admission policies at Harvard and is credited with increasing student body diversity at the University, died in Kensington, Md. on Dec. 8. He was 86.

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College

Court Rejects Group’s Motion to Intervene in Admissions Lawsuit

A panel of judges instead granted the group of prospective and current students who are pro-affirmative action amicus status in the lawsuit accusing the College of setting quotas on Asian applicants and target percentages for underrepresented minorities.

Early Action Admissions 2020
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Early Action Admissions 2020

Early Action Admissions 2020
College

College Accepts 14.8 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2020

While the size of the early action pool increased slightly—about 4.3 percent larger than last year—the acceptance rate fell 1.7 percent, with 918 students receiving offers of admission.

Affirmative Action Talk
Admissions

Affirmative Action Talk

William Oh ’18 speaks during a discussion on affirmative action and race-based admissions hosted by the Harvard Foundation on Monday.

The Affirmative Action Debate
College

Students Debate Affirmative Action Goals at Discussion

​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.

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College

Midwest Club Creates Free Admissions Guide for High Schools

Looking to provide free college admissions advice for students in the Midwest, the Harvard College Midwest Club has created an online college guide.

Martha L. Minow
Race

Minow Champions Affirmative Action in Amici Brief

Counsel for Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow and Yale Law School Dean Robert C. Post ’69 filed the brief last week. Harvard also submitted an amicus brief in the Fisher case offering a similar pro-affirmative action argument.

Acceptance Letters
College

Group Continues Push To Intervene in Admissions Lawsuit

Lawyers representing a pro-affirmative action group of current and prospective Harvard students argued against the court’s rejection of the group’s motion to intervene in an ongoing lawsuit against the College last week.

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In Photos: The Game

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The Back of the UC Ballot

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In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

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A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes