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Justin C. Worland

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Student Life

For Some Athletes, An Early Notice

In mid-October, when ambitious high school seniors are still anxiously toiling away at their Harvard College application, a select few already have received word of their likely acceptance.

Harvard Divinity School

Ragab To Join Divinity School Faculty

Ahmed Ragab—a historian of, among other things, medieval Islamic medicine—has been appointed the Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion at the Harvard Divinity School, a position he will assume this July, the school announced last week.


300 ‘Likely Letters’ Sent to Class of 2015

Harvard College will send out approximately 300 “likely letters” to applicants by the end of this year’s admissions cycle.


Harvard College Considers Bringing Back Early Admissions Policy

Harvard College’s admissions office will announce whether it will bring back an early admissions program within the next several months, ...

Central Administration

Class Size To Hold Steady

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 said yesterday that Harvard College and its peers are unlikely to boost the number of students they admit.

Graduate School of Design

Professor Wins Prize For Park Design

A Harvard professor accepted a prestigious New York City art prize for his firm’s work designing the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Memorial Church

Gomes Hopes to Return in Spring

After suffering from a stroke last month, the Reverend Peter J. Gomes is recovering and hoping to return to his role overseeing Memorial Church by the end of the semester.


Admit Rate Expected to Approach 6 Percent

With a 15 percent spike in applications this year, the admissions rate to the College is poised to decrease to around 6 percent for the class of 2015.


Study Finds Strong Advantage for Legacies at Highly Selective Colleges and Universities

Applicants who have family members who attended the school to which they are applying are approximately twice as likely to be admitted to highly selective colleges and universities than their non-legacy counterparts provided all other factors are equal.


Harvard Receives Record Number of Applications for the Class of 2015

Nearly 35,000 students applied for admission to Harvard College’s class of 2015—a 15 percent increase over last year’s total.

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Food and Drink

Joanne Chang, Owner of Flour Bakery, Shares Culinary Expertise

Flour Bakery and Cafe owner Joanne B. Chang ’91 spoke about her experiences in the culinary world and signed copies of her new cookbook yesterday evening.

Harvard Business School

Williams To Lead Shanghai Center

Consultant and businessman Jeffrey R. Williams ’78 was selected late last month to serve as the first executive director of the Harvard Center Shanghai.

Student Life

Marine, Father, Harvard Freshman

Built a bit like a star high school football player, Taylor B. Evans '14 looks the part of a Marine.

Drew Faust

Drew Faust Endorses Return of ROTC

Harvard University will “fully and formally” recognize the long-banned Reserve Officer Training Corps program upon the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” University President Drew G. Faust said yesterday at the Institute of Politics.

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Harvard in the World

Harvard Takes #1 Again

U.S. News & World Report just can’t seem to get enough of Harvard. It was no surprise when the magazine ...