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William Oh ’18 speaks during a discussion on affirmative action and race-based admissions hosted by the Harvard Foundation on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
The price tag on a Harvard undergraduate education, when adjusted for inflation, increased by nearly one-third between 1998 and 2015, according to a recently released report by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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.”
In two proposals filed Friday, Harvard and the lawsuit’s plaintiffs found little common ground regarding the type and extent of investigation that should be allowed during the interim discovery period.
Hours after the sun sets and well after College students have streamed out of their classrooms, another population enters quietly in their place. In buildings like Sever Hall and the Science Center, on-campus Extension classes begin as night settles in.
The University of Pennsylvania now calls its financial aid program “all-grant,” but Harvard still considers the “no-loan” branding integral to its own program.
Speaking to an audience of about a dozen students, Rahsaan Hall maintained that Harvard’s holistic admissions processes were in compliance with legal precedent.
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.