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The Department of Education decided to dismiss the complaint because it is similar to an ongoing and separate federal lawsuit filed against Harvard.
The motion filed to delay a lawsuit Harvard currently faces seems to acknowledge that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher could offer a new interpretation of the legality of race-based affirmative action policies.
As Harvard faces increased regulatory pressure, the influence of its internal legal apparatus grows.
Asian-American groups filed a federal complaint against Harvard calling for an investigation into what they charge is the College’s “unlawful use of race” in its admissions process.
Graduates of United World Colleges, a group of 14 boarding schools across five continents, credit their international education with providing a formative experience for college.
About 81 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2019 plan to matriculate, which is about even with the rates of the past two years.
The motion, dated April 29, cites as its movants nine prospective students intending to apply to Harvard and five current students at the College.
The lawsuit alleges that Harvard sets “target percentages” for underrepresented minorities and illegal quotas on students of Asian descent in its undergraduate admissions processes.
Sony Entertainment CEO Michael M. Lynton '82 is heavily involved in Harvard business both in his capacity as a member of the University’s second-highest governing body and as a donor and active alumnus.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice is preparing to intervene against a pending lawsuit that alleges that Harvard uses “racially and ethnically discriminatory policies” in its admissions process.
Only prospective students who received permission based on religious or medical reasons to arrive a day early for Visitas will be allowed to attend Yardfest.
"Check In" will allow admitted students to use the camera on their smartphones to scan barcodes assigned to individual clubs, which will automatically register them for emails.
The professor who spearheaded the initiative to create the Theater, Dance, and Media concentration is turning his efforts to attracting both current students and admitted members of the Class of 2019.
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 has speculated that the Admissions Office’s use of a new low-income student outreach program called Harvard College Connection may have contributed to a larger pool of applicants than in previous years.
According to admissions experts, the historic decline in admissions rates has been driven by students applying to larger numbers of colleges and increased university recruiting efforts.