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Here's What Happened in the Harvard Admissions Trial Today

William F. Lee

On Oct. 15, a lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants went to trial in Boston. The Crimson is updating this article with a summary of what went down in the courtroom every day the trial lasts.

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Asian-American Harvard Applicants Saw Lowest Admit Rate of Any Racial Group From 1995 to 2013, Court Filings Show

Over a nearly two-decade period starting in 1995, Asian-American applicants to Harvard saw the lowest acceptance rate of any racial group that applied to the school, according to data presented in the Harvard admissions trial Thursday.

Former President of Colombia Talks Peacekeeping Efforts, Offers Advice to Harvard Students

Colombian President at the IOP

Former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos spoke at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics on Thursday and offered advice for attendees in light of the current international political climate.

Dean Long Outlines Forward, Outward-Looking Vision for Education School

Bridget Terry Long

Three months into her new role as dean of the School of Education, Bridget Terry Long is leading the School through numerous important national discourses.

Bill That Could Endanger Harvard's Sanctions Won’t Pass, Experts Say — Particularly After Blue Wave

Capitol Building

A bill that could jeopardize Harvard’s social group sanctions will almost certainly fail to pass before the end of this congressional term, experts say. The fact Democrats may regain the majority in November only makes things worse.

Spike in Harvard-Yale Ticket Scalping Spurs Rebuke from Resident Deans

Harvard-Yale Tickets

So many students have tried to resell their tickets to the Harvard-Yale football game this year — a violation of Athletics Department policy — that some resident deans are now admonishing undergrads over internal email lists.

Kennedy School Receives $7.5 Million Donation for Student Military Fellowships

Harvard Kennedy School

The gift is the largest donation made to Harvard in recent years specifically to fund the education of students who are current or former members of the U.S. military.

Asian-American Harvard Applicants Saw Lowest Admit Rate of Any Racial Group From 1995 to 2013

Over a nearly two-decade period starting in 1995, Asian-American applicants to Harvard saw the lowest acceptance rate of any racial group that applied to the school, according to data presented in the Harvard admissions trial Thursday.

Bill That Could Endanger Harvard's Sanctions Won’t Pass, Experts Say — Particularly After Blue Wave

Capitol Building

A bill that could jeopardize Harvard’s social group sanctions will almost certainly fail to pass before the end of this congressional term, experts say. The fact Democrats may regain the majority in November only makes things worse.

Spike in Harvard-Yale Ticket Scalping Spurs Rebuke from Resident Deans

Harvard-Yale Tickets

So many students have tried to resell their tickets to the Harvard-Yale football game this year — a violation of Athletics Department policy — that some resident deans are now admonishing undergrads over internal email lists.

Classroom to Table Program Returns With 'Limited' Funding

The popular “Classroom to Table” program — a College initiative that funds meals between undergraduates and faculty members around Harvard Square — re-opened its registration portal for the fall 2018 semester this past Monday.

Harvard Athletics Launches 23 New Workshops for Student-Athletes Under 'Crimson360'

Harvard Athletics has debuted 23 new initiatives for student-athletes as part of a program titled "Crimson360" and meant to reflect the department's revamped motto of "principled leadership, academic integration and competitive excellence."

OPINION

Columns

Beyond the Bitter Railing

I checked privilege, I pushed back, I diversified rooms, and soon into the school year, my vocabulary started and ended on the pages of that metaphorical script of my freshman welcome packet.

Editorials

Bacow Makes the Right Move in Planning for the Next Recession

We commend President Bacow for his foresight and wholeheartedly agree with his decision to plan ahead for a potential economic downturn in the future.

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Hypnosis

Chicken Soup with a Side of Hypnosis

I felt sure it was not a mind problem, but a physical one — I had the bloat to prove it. When I asked how I might resolve said “mind-body” problem, she prescribed hypnosis.

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ARTS

"Tha Carter V" by Lil Wayne

‘Tha Carter V’: A Complex End to a Complex Career

With his final album, Lil Wayne sums up his career. It makes sense that “Tha Carter V” is as winding and unpredictable as the career on which it reflects.

"Aquemini" by Outkast

20 Years of Blending the Classic and Inventive in Outkast’s ‘Aquemini’

“Aquemini” demonstrates an admirable adroitness in blending lyrics of varying gravity and theme.

Screenshot from "A Nightmare Before Christmas" trailer.

Five Halloween Movies for the Easily-Frightened

These five movies are great for getting in the Halloween spirit without any of the scares!

SPORTS

Previews

Men's and Women's Tennis To See Tough Competition This Weekend

Splitting up across the Ivy League, both of Harvard’s men and women’s tennis teams will be competing this weekend. The men’s team will be on the road for the Big Green Invite hosted by Dartmouth, and the women’s team will be playing at home, hosting the Harvard Fall Scramble.

Men's Crew

Deueling on the Charles

Sophomore lightweight rower Drake Deuel is so intensely committed to his craft that he risked the freezing winter waters of the Charles River to practice. Now, Deuel has his sights set on the Olympics.

Women's Crew

The Last Seat: Coxswains Guide Crews to Success

The plaques from past victories line the walls of the “Bat Cave,” serving as daily reminders of the Harvard rowing program’s long-time greatness. The coxswains for the Harvard-Radcliffe women’s lightweight crew appreciate the program's greatness, but remain unintimidated.

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