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Meet Harvard's Lawyers
Central Administration

Harvard’s Legal Defenders: Behind OGC

As Harvard faces increased regulatory pressure, the influence of its internal legal apparatus grows.

Acceptance Letters
College

Groups File Federal Complaint Alleging Discrimination in Harvard Admissions Process

Asian-American groups filed a federal complaint against Harvard calling for an investigation into what they charge is the College’s “unlawful use of race” in its admissions process.

Constanza M. Vidal Bustamante
College

International UWC Schools Provide a Unifying Experience

Graduates of United World Colleges, a group of 14 boarding schools across five continents, credit their international education with providing a formative experience for college.

College

Yield Remains Steady at 81 Percent for Class of 2019

About 81 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2019 plan to matriculate, which is about even with the rates of the past two years.

College

Group Supporting Harvard Motions To Intervene in Admissions Lawsuit

The motion, dated April 29, cites as its movants nine prospective students intending to apply to Harvard and five current students at the College.

College

Admissions Lawsuit Plaintiff Requests Extensive Harvard Records for Discovery

The lawsuit alleges that Harvard sets “target percentages” for underrepresented minorities and illegal quotas on students of Asian descent in its undergraduate admissions processes.

Central Administration

Overseer Connects Harvard Fundraising Apparatus to West Coast, Sony Emails Suggest

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael M. Lynton '82 is heavily involved in Harvard business both in his capacity as a member of the University’s second-highest governing body and as a donor and active alumnus.

College

Legal Group Prepares To Intervene in Affirmative Action Suit

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice is preparing to intervene against a pending lawsuit that alleges that Harvard uses “racially and ethnically discriminatory policies” in its admissions process.

Yardfest 2014
College

Yardfest Will Be Closed to Most Visiting Prefrosh

Only prospective students who received permission based on religious or medical reasons to arrive a day early for Visitas will be allowed to attend Yardfest.

General UC Meeting
College

UC Reps Discuss Visitas Event Fair Application

"Check In" will allow admitted students to use the camera on their smartphones to scan barcodes assigned to individual clubs, which will automatically register them for emails.

Student Life

Theater Concentration Courts Potential Concentrators

The professor who spearheaded the initiative to create the Theater, Dance, and Media concentration is turning his efforts to attracting both current students and admitted members of the Class of 2019.

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 has speculated that the Admissions Office’s use of a new low-income student outreach program called Harvard College Connection may have contributed to a larger pool of applicants than in previous years.

Class of 2019 by the Numbers
College

Harvard Acceptance Rate Will Continue To Drop, Experts Say

According to admissions experts, the historic decline in admissions rates has been driven by students applying to larger numbers of colleges and increased university recruiting efforts.

Acceptance Letters
Admissions

A Guide For Those Who Got Into All Eight Ivies

Dean Fitzsimmons Discusses Class of 2019 Regular Admissions
College

Harvard Admissions Office Considers How To Weigh MOOCs

Admissions officers are still considering how to weigh edX courses against conventional AP or IB classes when evaluating applicants.

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Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells
Seniors

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’