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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
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SAT Stupor

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

SAT Stupor
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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.

Stanford vs. Harvard
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Stanford vs. Harvard

Stanford accepted a record low number of applicants this year. What does this mean for Harvard?

Stanford vs. Harvard
Admissions

Harvard Not On Top?

Even if it isn’t the weather, make out parties, or chances of becoming a reality TV star that is drawing students to the west coast school, something about Stanford’s popularity is definitely on the rise.

Admissions

Pack it for Visitas? Or Leave It in High School?

To help prefrosh prepare for this year’s festivities, we’ve put together a list of things to put on or take off of your packing list for this weekend of campus exploration.

SAT 2.0
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SAT 2.0

Harvard students said that they would probably score higher on the new version of the SAT.

SAT 2.0
Admissions

What If You Had To Take The SAT Again?

Current Harvard students responded with a lack of concern when reflecting on how the newly announced SAT changes would have affected their test performance, had the College Board implemented them before they took the test.

Harvard for All
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Harvard for All

Around 1,700 students graduate from Harvard College this year. Should this number be higher?

Harvard for All
Admissions

Should Harvard Increase Its Class Size?

In light of the rising rate of rejections and the increasing number of extremely qualified applicants in an admissions pool, the inevitable question has arisen: should elite schools like Harvard increase class sizes in order to accommodate these changes? Unfortunately, though, this approach is far from practical and would only hurt the student body overall.

Face What?
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Face What?

Students scramble to get rid of their social media accounts before admissions decisions, perhaps to no avail.

Face What?
Admissions

Social Media and Admissions: To Facebook or Not to Facebook?

As a college applicant, I pulled out all the stops to hose down my social media presence. I deactivated my Facebook, deleted my Twitter account and (empty) YouTube channel, and combed my blog for expletives, painstakingly removing each one. I was convinced—or at least my over-supportive and over-anxious mother was convinced—that each instance of rebellious behavior would assure admissions officers of my poor moral character.

Waitlist Woes
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Waitlist Woes

Getting put on the waitlist is not the end of the world.

Waitlist Woes
Admissions

Waitlists: Not the End of the World

You may accept your position on the waitlist and develop a plan of action, but in the meantime, celebrate the schools you did get into. You’re going to college. That’s a huge achievement that many of us take for granted, and is something that not everyone gets to say.

Honest Abe
Admissions

Honest Abe

Abraham Lincoln's son Robert Todd failed the entrance exam for Harvard.

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance