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SAT Hackers
Admissions

SAT Hackers

Students have learned how to hack their calculators to help them cheat on the SAT.

College

SAT IIs No Longer Required for Admission

The change is part of ongoing efforts to attract applicants from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds.

SAT Hackers
Admissions

'Sneak Attack': Cheating on the SAT is Easy

Unbeknownst to many of us college students, College Board test takers have used technology to jump leagues ahead on our most important college preparation test by cheating. Peter Wayner's book “Sneak Attack” enters the world of these high school geeks. Taking a conversation with a Brooklyn Science grad, as well as many other technical sources, Wayner exposes the simple fact that “anyone could cheat on the SAT”.

College Life

Record Number of African Americans, Latinos Matriculate as Yield Increases

Roughly 82 percent of the 2,023 students admitted to the Class of 2018 have decided to matriculate—a figure that represents the College’s highest yield in 45 years.

The Cons of Being Asian American
Admissions

The Cons of Being Asian American

Are Asian American students held to much higher standards compared to peers during the college application process?

The Cons of Being Asian American
Admissions

Do Admissions Officers Discriminate Against Asian Americans?

There are two very well-known facts about highly-selective admissions among Asian American applicants: 1) Asian American applicants and admittances, on average, score higher on the SAT than students from any other race. 2) While the percentage of students belonging to most other racial minorities in highly selective colleges have gone up over the years, the percentage of Asian-American students has not.

Supreme Court Weighs In
Admissions

Supreme Court Weighs In

Students protest the Supreme Court's decision on Affirmative Action.

Supreme Court Weighs In
Admissions

Weekly News Round-Up: Banning Affirmative Action, Questioning Ivy League Statistics, and Welcoming The Class of 2018

Banning Affirmative Action, Questioning Ivy League Statistics, and Welcoming The Class of 2018

Heartbroken Admissions Officers
Admissions

Heartbroken Admissions Officers

Admissions officers are often saddened by the the rejection letters their schools send out too.

The Diversity Report Demonstration
Race

During Visitas, Student Groups Stage Demonstrations on Race, Sexual Assault

In efforts to raise awareness about campus issues, representatives from The Diversity Report and Our Harvard Can Do Better staged demonstrations for admitted students.

Heartbroken Admissions Officers
Admissions

Applying Emotions to Applications

Here’s something you don’t usually hear in discussions about the increasingly competitive landscape of college and graduate school admissions: rejection letters don’t only sadden students. They have the same strong emotional impact on admissions committee members as well.

College

1285 Prefrosh To Descend Upon Cambridge This Weekend

Some students said that because of the late timing of Visitas, they will have already decided where they will attend college before the visit weekend.

Race

‘Harvard Not Fair’ Seeks Rejected Applicants for Race-Based Affirmative Action Suit

Legal defense fund Project on Fair Representation launched a site earlier this month to seek students who claimed they were not admitted to Harvard because of their race, for a possible lawsuit against the University.

SAT Stupor
Admissions

SAT Stupor

The College Board released a 211-page document detailing the new SAT.

SAT Stupor
Admissions

211 Pages About The SAT

The College Board has recently released details of a new, revised, and, potentially, improved SAT. In a horrendously long and frightfully dull 211-page PDF file, the College Board divulged details of the upcoming SAT that will be introduced to the stressful, acne-prone, nail-biting world of college hopefuls in the spring of 2016.

A World Cup Malcontent
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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression

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Saudade, or Nostalgia