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Financial Aid Office Dedication Plaque
Admissions

Financial Aid Office Dedication Plaque

A new plaque remembers the contribution and generosity of Kenneth C. Griffin '89 to undergraduate financial aid.

Griffin and Fitzsimmons
Admissions

Griffin and Fitzsimmons

Kenneth C. Griffin '89, left, and William R. Fitzsimmons '67 address the attendees on Thursday afternoon during the dedication of the Office of Financial Aid.

Griffin and Fitzsimmons
College Administration

Financial Aid Office Renamed for Griffin '89

Griffin, founder of Chicago-based investment firm Citadel, donated $150 million to the University in February. At least $125 million of the gift will go toward financial aid.

Shiyi Cheery About Education
College

Chinese 'Power Couple' Defends Harvard Donation

Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin, who donated $15 million to the University last July, shared their views on education and philanthropy with hundreds of students on Wednesday.

Books
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

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