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Interview with President Faust
College

Faust Pledges 'Vigorous Defense' Against Admissions Lawsuit

At Memorial Church’s morning prayers, University President Drew Faust spoke softly but firmly about Harvard's affirmative action policies.

Acceptance Letters
College

Facing Admissions Scrutiny, Harvard Has Much at Stake

Harvard faces mounting scrutiny into an aspect of its admission process that administrators have long held is central to fostering campus diversity.

Acceptance Letters
College

Education Department Dismisses Admissions Complaint

The Department of Education decided to dismiss the complaint because it is similar to an ongoing and separate federal lawsuit filed against Harvard.

Acceptance Letters
College

Ahead of Fisher, Harvard Asks To Delay Admissions Lawsuit

The motion filed to delay a lawsuit Harvard currently faces seems to acknowledge that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher could offer a new interpretation of the legality of race-based affirmative action policies.

Deval Patrick
Central Administration

Patrick Urges Graduates to Feel ‘Uneasy’ About Society’s Issues

During Thursday’s Commencement Day Afternoon Exercises, former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick '78 told graduates that he wanted them to feel “uneasy” about problems facing society, such as income inequality and climate change.

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.

Montgomery Police 1965
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Archive: Civil Rights March

Protesters 1965
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Protesters 1965

Above, James Bevel (left, in skullcap) and James Forman (center) attempted to calm people sitting in a street in Montgomery, AL. Motorcycle policemen listen in background. At left, sheriff’s possemen use horses to interfere in a picket of the Capitol building.

Protesters 1965
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Protesters 1965

The Crimson printed this image on March 24, 1965.

Selma 1965
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Selma 1965

The Crimson printed this photograph by Glen J. Pearcy in a March 24, 1965 issue of the paper.

Montgomery Sheriffs and Protesters 1965
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Montgomery Sheriffs and Protesters 1965

In Montgomery, Alabama, sheriffs on horseback trampled voting rights marchers near the state Capitol on March 16, 1965. Crimson photographer Glen J. Pearcy photographed the voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery in the spring of 1965.

Montgomery Police 1965
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Montgomery Police 1965

Montgomery police waited for demonstrators on March 17 and 18, 1965 during the voting rights march from Montgomery to Selma. This photograph appeared in The Crimson later that month.

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.

Avik Chatterjee
College

Avik Chatterjee

Avik Chatterjee, a BGLTS, race relations, and pre-med tutor in Dunster House, poses before attending the Dunster Senior Dinner on Thursday.

Yemen Discussion
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Yemen Discussion

Fatima Abo Alasrar, Edward S. Mason Fellow and Yemeni citizen, emphasized the gravity of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen during a luncheon panel at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. The panel, according to Kennedy School Professor Michael C. Hudson, was assembled with initiative from current Yemeni students pursuing advanced degrees at the Kennedy School.

Administrators on the Stage
College

Class of 2019: Academics & Extracurriculars

The View of Convocation
College

Class of 2019: By the Numbers

Sorry, Dorothy
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Sorry, Dorothy

Skipping Stones
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Skipping Stones