Advertisement

The Harvard Admissions Trial Starts Today. Here’s What You Need to Know.

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse

After months of anticipation, the wait is finally over. The Crimson breaks down what you need to know before the Harvard admissions trial officially kicks off Monday — and what you can expect to learn before it ends.

Dueling Rallies Precede Admissions Lawsuit Trial

Hundreds Gather for Dueling Demonstrations Ahead of Harvard Admissions Trial

“Look at my children,” protester Sunny Zhao said. “Look at the people here’s children. Our children study so hard. Their hard work is not as appreciated. Why? It’s just because we are Asian. That’s unfair.”

HCCG Impersonator Misleads Dozens of Students With Fictitious George Bush Lecture

Sanders Theatre

Shortly after the fake event was scheduled to begin, students received a final email from the pranksters.

UC Defends Affirmative Action, Calls for Changes to Admissions Process

UC Leadership

The vote comes the day before the University faces off in court against advocacy group Students for Fair Admissions in a case that could decide the fate of affirmative action in the United States.

Harvard Admissions Dean Emails ‘Key Points’ of School’s ‘Narrative’ to Alumni Interviewers Ahead of Trial

Dean Fitzsimmons

“In case you haven’t been closely following along, I want to take this opportunity to remind you of some key points of Harvard's narrative,” Fitzsimmons wrote in a Saturday email to alumni obtained by The Crimson.

Meet Three of the Lawyers Defending Harvard's Race-Conscious Admissions Policies

William F. Lee ’72

Meet three of the lawyers who will help Harvard defend against allegations it discriminates against Asian-Americans in its admissions process: Felicia H. Ellsworth, William F. Lee ’72, and Seth P. Waxman.

Dunster House Holds Memorial Service Honoring Senior Courtney Blair

Courtney Blair

At the memorial, students took turns sharing memories of Blair, ranging from late nights spent with her in the Dunster dining hall to chance encounters with her on the street that turned into close friendships.

Hundreds Gather for Dueling Demonstrations Ahead of Harvard Admissions Trial

“Look at my children,” protester Sunny Zhao said. “Look at the people here’s children. Our children study so hard. Their hard work is not as appreciated. Why? It’s just because we are Asian. That’s unfair.”

Harvard Admissions Dean Emails ‘Key Points’ of School’s ‘Narrative’ to Alumni Interviewers Ahead of Trial

Dean Fitzsimmons

“In case you haven’t been closely following along, I want to take this opportunity to remind you of some key points of Harvard's narrative,” Fitzsimmons wrote in a Saturday email to alumni obtained by The Crimson.

Meet Three of the Lawyers Defending Harvard's Race-Conscious Admissions Policies

William F. Lee ’72

Meet three of the lawyers who will help Harvard defend against allegations it discriminates against Asian-Americans in its admissions process: Felicia H. Ellsworth, William F. Lee ’72, and Seth P. Waxman.

Technology Can Serve the Public Interest, IOP Panelists Say

They shared both personal experiences of being public interest technologists and their ideas on how to best address the regulation of technology firms during the hour-long conversation.

Young Politicians at Harvard IOP Have a Message for Millennials: It's ‘Time for a Change’

The panel, entitled “Millennials and the Future of American Politics,” featured five state and local public officials who discussed their experiences and difficulties navigating politics at a young age.

OPINION

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Op-Eds

Fellow Asian-Americans, Back Off of Affirmative Action

We, as a people that both enjoy privilege and lack it, have a responsibility to ourselves and other communities of color.

Columns

Occupational Inquiry Testing

My demand is simple: Don’t ask people what their parents do. If your mental itch to inquire into their occupational past overwhelms you, ask yourself why.

Advertisement

FM

Canvassing in Nashua

Why The Hell Don't Harvard Students Vote?

At freshman convocation this September, University President Lawrence S. Bacow gave students their “first homework assignment”: to register to vote and cast a ballot. This was not a one-off line: It reflects a carefully orchestrated campus-wide effort to get out the vote.

For Whom the Bell Lowells
Advertisement

ARTS

Native Playlist

Peabody Museum Opens New Native American Poetry Playlist

The artists and curators of the playlist hope that people begin to think more about the spaces they occupy, and that museum visitors that step inside will want to hear more.

'Mid90s' review still

The Cast of ‘Mid90s’ Discuss Their Journey, On and Off-Screen

The cast of “Mid90s” focused much more on being real and honest with their responses than being dryly serious and professional.

'Little Woods' still

‘Little Woods’: The Female-Led Neo-Western We Didn’t Know We Needed

DaCosta navigates precisely, quietly, starkly, resulting in a small neo-Western that builds without judgment of its characters or the society that has condemned them to their fate.

SPORTS

Field Hockey

Field Hockey Builds Momentum Heading into Princeton Matchup

No. 11 Harvard field hockey delivered an undisputed sweep of the visitors to set a program-best nine game win streak, smothering Cornell with eight goals while allowing a stunning zero shots from the Big Red on Saturday at Berylson Field.

Women's Rugby

Rugby Preserves Perfect Home Record with Commanding Weekend Victory

Starting on a cold and rainy Saturday morning at Mignone Field, the Harvard women’s rugby team handily defeated the Notre Dame College Falcons, 43-12.

Men's Basketball

Crimson Madness Features Women's Basketball for First Time

The night was capped off by a competitive scrimmage from the men’s team, although the highlight of the night was arguably the knockout contest between student-athletes and fans. Junior big Henry Welsh was the sole Crimson representative remaining but was outlasted by a fan, who was immediately inundated by the two teams.

Advertisement