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Boosting Chances

Students Speak Up About Early Action and Early Decision

This week, the Admissions Blog conducted interviews with students who applied early to several highly selective schools. Each of them had varying reasons for why they chose to apply early, and each had several insights to share.



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Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Puts Light-Hearted Spin on Science

Following a 22-year-old tradition, over one thousand audience members aimed their makeshift planes at a human target standing onstage. Cheers filled the theater every time one of the planes hit their target.

Late Night Options
Food and Drink

Late Night in the Square

The surge of late-night options has catered to the desire for a more robust nighttime culture and satiated the stomachs of students and residents, but it has also increased competition for existing businesses that have long been open after midnight. As new late-night eateries continue to emerge, Harvard Square is poised to play host to an even more vibrant nightlife.


College Looks To Profit from Capital Campaign

Several upcoming projects—including the renovation of all 12 of Harvard’s residential Houses, the expansion of financial aid initiatives, and the construction of a new student center—suggest that a sizable chunk of the capital campaign’s proceeds will ultimately benefit undergraduates.


Administrators Seek Input from Harvard Community about Creating First Honor Code

In a round of discussions led by administrators this past week, the Committee on Academic Integrity began a “consulting phase” to solicit feedback from members of the Harvard community on its proposal to create the College’s first ever honor code.

Living Off-Campus

A Home Outside the Houses

This week Harvard’s Houses prepare to welcome freshmen into their communities, but those who no longer live on campus say that, for them, the Housing Day hype is overblown. Students interviewed for this article who no longer live in Harvard housing say they are not so much drawn to the perks of off-campus life than turned off by a residential system in which they did not feel at home.


Unofficial Transcripts Now Available Online

In effort to expand online services, students can now download an unofficial version of their academic transcript to send to summer internship or graduate school programs.


VAWA Renewal Could Spell Change

In recent months, an expired piece of legislation has placed a few words of legal jargon, tucked away in the disciplinary codes of colleges and universities all over the country, at the forefront of a polarizing national debate. The argument centers around a charged question: how much evidence should an institution of higher education require to find an accused student guilty of sexual misconduct?

Gender and Sexuality

Harvard Hires Title IX Coordinator

Harvard has hired a Title IX Coordinator to oversee the University’s compliance with the 40-year-old gender equality legislation, according to a Harvard spokesperson.


Government 1310 Verdicts Leave Door Open for Lawsuits

Days after Harvard announced the results of its massive Government 1310 cheating investigation, lawyers who have consulted with accused students say the door is still open for legal challenges against the University.

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Harvard Square

Harvard Square Businesses Brave Weekend Blizzard

Boston’s fifth biggest snowstorm on record was mighty enough to temporarily close down state roads, halt Harvard operations, and postpone the freshman formal this past weekend. But it did not deter Falafel Corner employee Ibrahim Souz, who voyaged out into the swirling snow to deliver a take-out meal to a hungry customer on Friday night.


Concerns Linger After 'Final' Cheating Scandal Announcement

As Harvard sought to bookend its massive cheating investigation with an announcement last Friday, students implicated in the scandal said the new information raised more questions than it answered.

Ad Board

'More Than Half' of Ad Board Cases Last Fall Led to Withdrawals, Harvard Says

Roughly 70 students, or approximately one percent of Harvard’s undergraduate body, were forced to temporarily withdraw from the College last fall in connection with the massive Government 1310 cheating scandal, Harvard indicated in an announcement Friday morning.

In The Meantime

Noche Buena

Many Americans probably don’t know this, but the Philippines starts celebrating Christmas in September.