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Class of 2019 by the Numbers

Harvard Accepts Record-Low 5.3 Percent of Applicants to Class of 2019

The University accepted a total 1,990 students out of 37,305 applicants, and 2.8 percent of regular applicants.

Faust on Law School Op-Ed
Central Administration

Faust Defends Harvard’s Governance Structure

University President Drew G. Faust is defending Harvard’s governance structure after two Law School professors were sharply critical of the central administration in an op-ed that called for the formation of a faculty senate.

A Complicated Relationship

Unrecognized but Engaged

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana says he wants to encourage undergraduates to rethink the ways in which their social organizations may be exclusive, but some worry that the College's stance on final clubs and similar groups is at best futile and at worst counterproductive.

Down Two After One
Men's Ice Hockey

Early Goals Lift Nebraska-Omaha Past Men's Hockey in NCAA Tournament

The Harvard men's ice hockey team saw its season come to a close in South Bend, Ind. on Saturday after dropping its NCAA tournament opener to Nebraska-Omaha, 4-1.

Provost Alan Garber
Central Administration

Committee Considers More Options for 2016 Health Benefits

Changes introduced to the 2015 health benefits plan, which were first unveiled last September and rolled out in January, have come under considerable fire from faculty, who criticized the increase in costs for non-union staff.

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

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.

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Law School professors Charles Fried and Robert H. Mnookin sharply criticized the centralization of Harvard's administration in an op-ed in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Divest Dismissal

Judge Dismisses Divestment Lawsuit

The lawsuit’s dismissal, dated March 17, comes after Harvard and the State Attorney General’s office filed motions to dismiss the case urging the University to divest from fossil fuels.

Minnesota National Champions
Women's Ice Hockey

Women's Ice Hockey Falls to Minnesota, 4-1, in NCAA Championship Game

For the third time in 11 years, the Minnesota women's ice hockey team denied Harvard the NCAA title, defeating the Crimson, 4-1.

Whitelaw Cup
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Wins ECAC Championship Against Colgate, Earns NCAA Tournament Bid

The last time the sixth seed in the ECAC men’s hockey tournament was crowned a champion, Harvard was the one lifting the Whitelaw Cup. Eleven years later, the Crimson did it again.

Frozen Four WIH
Women's Ice Hockey

Women's Ice Hockey Advances to NCAA Championship Game With Win Over Boston College

Led by Crimson junior goalie Emerance Maschmeyer’s season-high 43 saves, the Harvard women’s ice hockey team defeated Boston College, 2-1, to advance to the NCAA championship game to be held on Sunday afternoon.

Faust in China
Central Administration

In Beijing, Faust Talks Climate Change with Chinese President

University President Drew G. Faust met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and invited the Chinese leader to visit Harvard’s campus on a future trip to the United States.

Series Clincher
Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Knocks Off Yale in Double Overtime Thriller To Advance to ECAC Semifinals

Trailing 2-1 in the final minutes of regulation, Harvard’s season appeared to be on life support. But a late goal from Patrick McNally and a Jimmy Vesey double-overtime winner launched Harvard into next weekend's ECAC tournament semifinals in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Wes Point

Men's Basketball Seeks Berth in NCAA Tournament

Harvard will play Yale in neutral Philadelphia Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Ivy League tiebreaker. The winner will move on to the NCAA Tournament, where the Crimson beat Cincinnati in an upset last year before falling in a thriller to Michigan State. Yale has not been to the NCAA Tournament since 1962.


HUCTW Prepares for Upcoming Negotiations

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers held its first of more than 60 planned strategy meetings in preparation for contract negotiations scheduled for late March.

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction