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Politics

Justice Department Actively Investigating Harvard Admissions

The Department of Justice’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request has suggested an active investigation into alleged discrimination in Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies.

Dean Fitzsimmons
Admissions

Harvard Will Accept Fewer Students in Class of 2022

After an unusually large freshman class this year, Harvard College will accept fewer students into the Class of 2022 in hopes of admitting more students off the waitlist.

Mining for Silver
Summer Postcards 2017

Summer Postcard: Mining for Silver

Vegas might be the Entertainment Capital of the World, but northern Nevada deserves more credit for its subtle pleasures.

Mining for Silver
Summer Postcards 2017

Mining for Silver

College

Court Rejects Harvard's Dismissal of Admissions Lawsuit

A federal court rejected Harvard’s motion to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit accusing the College of race-based discrimination against Asian Americans in its admissions practices.

Boston Latin School
Admissions

Boston Latin Must Participate in Admissions Lawsuit, Court Rules

Boston Latin School will have to turn over documents relevant to an ongoing lawsuit accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian American applicants after a court partially denied Boston Latin School’s request to stay out of the lawsuit Tuesday.

Dean Fitzsimmons
College

Record-High 84 Percent of Admitted Students Will Join Class of 2021

​Roughly 84 percent of students invited to join the Class of 2021 accepted their offer, a marked uptick from the Class of 2020’s 80 percent yield rate last year and the highest yield rate in decades.

Boston Latin School
Admissions

Three More Top High Schools Subpoenaed in Admissions Lawsuit

An anti-affirmative action group wrote that the schools were subpoenaed because they rank among the top high schools in the country, send a sizeable portion of their students to top universities, and enroll a large number of Asian American students.

Boston Latin School
College

Boston Latin School Subpoenaed in Admissions Lawsuit

Boston Latin School requested to stay out of the lawsuit, which accuses Harvard of discriminating against Asian Americans in its admissions process.

Dean Fitzsimmons
College

2,056 Accepted to Harvard Class of 2021

​Harvard admitted 5.2 percent of applicants to the College’s Class of 2021 Thursday, accepting 2,056 students of its nearly 40,000 applicants.

College

Disbelief and Ecstasy Greet Admitted Students

​Catherine Wang, a senior at Lexington High School in Lexington, Mass., wasn’t expecting much to happen on March 30.

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Arts

What the Hell Happened: Harryplax Severus

If you’re still wondering where to find fantastic beasts after watching the movie released last fall, try Guam. That is where Harryplax severus brings magic to the beaches.

College

Harvard Admissions Lawsuit Plaintiff Recruits Students for Similar Case at UT

​Students for Fair Admissions launched a new website Thursday to recruit students for a similar lawsuit at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dean Fitzsimmons
College

Record 39,494 Apply to Harvard College Class of 2021

Harvard College received 39,494 applications to its Class of 2021, setting a new record for the third year in a row and surpassing last year’s total by 450 applications.

Admissions Office
Student Life

Median Family Income for Harvard Undergrads Triple National Average, Study Finds

The median family income for Harvard undergraduates is $168,800—more than three times the national median, according to a recent study​.