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The Murr Center
Student Life

A Team Divided

As Patrick Wales-Dinan has led the women’s distance running program to new heights, he’s also been the subject of controversy and administrative investigation.

Hillary Clinton Visits Harvard
Harvard Law School

Hillary Clinton Visits Harvard

Hillary Clinton was on campus Friday as part of the “American Secretaries of State Project: Diplomacy, Negotiation, and Statecraft.”

Men's Soccer

Across Country, Men’s Athletics Teams Investigated for Explicit Remarks

After reports in The Crimson prompted administrative action against Harvard athletic teams, allegations of similar practices on men's athletics teams at four other colleges and universities​ have spurred administrative action.

Dean Fitzsimmons
Admissions

College Accepts 14.5 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2021

​The College admitted 938 early applicants to the Class of 2021 Tuesday, representing 14.5 percent of its 6,473 applicants for early admission and a five percent increase in early applicants compared to last year.

Academics

Students Use New Hist and Lit Field to Explore Ethnic Studies

The Modern World field allows students to more easily explore topics such as migration and diaspora at a time when many students have been calling for increased ethnic studies course offerings and an ethnic studies department.

Dean Fitzsimmons Discusses Class of 2019 Regular Admissions
College

Harvard Admissions Officers Rarely Consider Applicants’ Social Media

Harvard admissions officers rarely consider the social media pages of applicants during its review process, according to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67.

Fly Club
College

53 Percent of Surveyed Students Oppose Single-Gender Sanctions

More than 53 percent of surveyed undergraduates hold an unfavorable view of Harvard’s policy penalizing membership in unrecognized single-gender social organizations, according to The Crimson’s recent election survey.

Team
College

Fans Pack Stands for Women’s Soccer Team's Championship

The women's soccer team clinched the Ivy League title amid an atmosphere of energetic support and celebration.

College

The Harvard Admissions Lawsuit, Explained

Here is what you need to know about the affirmative action lawsuit against Harvard.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
College

Members Appointed to Social Policy Implementation Committee

Twenty Harvard undergraduates, including at least one athlete and members of final clubs and Greek organizations, will serve on a committee tasked with recommending how to implement a new College policy.

College

Students File Brief Defending Harvard’s Affirmative Action Policies

A group of current and prospective Harvard College students have filed an amicus brief in support of Harvard’s race-conscious affirmative action policies in an ongoing lawsuit between Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions.

TDM Magazine
College

Curtain Rises on New Theater Dance Media Magazine

Theater Dance Media, a new student-produced magazine focusing on design and performing arts at Harvard, debuted this week.

Meet Michael P. Burke, The Registrar
Student Life

Demand for Student Admission Files Created ‘Significant Administrative Burden’

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Registrar’s Office has dedicated a single person to respond to substantial demand from students requesting to view their admissions files.

Research

Hutchins Funds $10 Million to Study Inequality Among Boston's Black Residents

The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research received $10 million for a new study of inequality experienced by African and African American residents in Boston’s poorer neighborhoods.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

Harvard Files Motion to Dismiss Admissions Lawsuit

Harvard motioned Friday to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit alleging race-based discrimination in its admissions processes, arguing that the plaintiffs in the case—anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions—lack grounds to litigate on behalf of its members.