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Academics

Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out

Part III of The Crimson’s survey of the Class of 2018 examines the academic and extracurricular pursuits of the incoming freshmen.

Owen A. Labrie
College

Admitted Freshman Accused of Sexual Assault No Longer Enrolled in College

Owen A. Labrie was taken into custody in July and charged with three counts of felonious aggravated sexual assault and three counts of statutory sexual assault.

Acceptance Letters
College

Freshman Survey Part II: The Gilded Envelope

Part II of The Crimson's annual freshman survey dives into the high school backgrounds, financial status, and college decision-making process of the Class of 2018.

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.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board