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Lucerito L. Ortiz '10 is the Senior Admissions Officer at Harvard University and co-director of the Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program (UMRP).
While enhanced recruiting efforts and financial aid initiatives in recent years have created the most diverse student body in the school’s history, Harvard’s geographic numbers are still unrepresentative of the United States as a whole.
Edward Blum—the president of nonprofit membership group Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.—sent a letter Thursday to every Ivy League university president except for Harvard’s to object to deletions of student admission records.
Harvard has not filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Project on Fair Representation alleging race-based discrimination in its admissions process.
Although Harvard admits student from around the world and offers generous financial aid to help them get here, some students who matriculate from under-resourced high schools struggle to find their footing once on campus.
Four years after the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps’ reinstatement on campus, the challenges of reuniting two long separated institutional and bureaucratic giants—Harvard University and the United States military—remain.
Alumni make up an increasing proportion of medical school applicants as more students take time off before applying.
A record 37,305 people applied for admission to Harvard College's Class of 2019.
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 speculated that a new low-income student outreach program and news of a $125 million financial aid donation may have contributed to the 8.8 percent increase in applications.
Matriculated Harvard undergraduates can request and view the notes and comments penned by admissions officers on their applications because of a 1974 Department of Education act.
This year's acceptance rate marks the lowest in the past six early admissions cycles.
The suit comes more than six months after Edward Blum, the director of POFR, launched a site seeking students who claim they were not admitted to Harvard because of their race to participate in a potential lawsuit.