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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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In First Day of Testimony, Khurana Says It’s Okay Harvard Skews Wealthy

“We’re not trying to mirror the socioeconomic or income distribution of the United States,” Khurana said. “What we’re trying to do is identify talent and make it possible for them to come to a place like Harvard.”

HAA Announces 2019 Class Committee Officers and House Representatives

Anne M. Raheem

The Harvard Alumni Associaton annouced the nineteen seniors tasked with leading the Class of 2019 as officers and house representatives in an email to the senior class Friday afternoon.

Ban Ki-moon Discusses North Korean Denuclearization and American Leadership

Ban Ki Moon at IOP

Over the course of the 75-minute talk, Ban and Thornton converged on two cohesive themes: the importance of denuclearizing North Korea and the responsibility of the United States as a global leader.

Harvard, SFFA Debate Whether Race or Income Should Reign Supreme in Admissions Process

Admissions Trial Scene

Both think college campuses across the United States should be racially and socioeconomically diverse. They just differ on how to get there.

Asian-American Harvard Admits Earned Highest Average SAT Score of Any Racial Group From 1995 to 2013

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Over an 18-year period stretching from 1995 to 2013, Asian-American students admitted to Harvard scored higher on the SAT than did their peer admits from other racial groups, according to data released in the admissions trial.

Claybaugh Invites Student Involvement in Undergraduate Education Decisions

UC Shopping Week Town Hall

“While listening to students discuss their experiences of shopping period, we also heard some students say that they felt excluded from decisions being made about undergraduate education more generally,” Claybaugh wrote.

In First Day of Testimony, Khurana Says It’s Okay Harvard Skews Wealthy

“We’re not trying to mirror the socioeconomic or income distribution of the United States,” Khurana said. “What we’re trying to do is identify talent and make it possible for them to come to a place like Harvard.”

Harvard, SFFA Debate Whether Race or Income Should Reign Supreme in Admissions Process

Admissions Trial Scene

Both think college campuses across the United States should be racially and socioeconomically diverse. They just differ on how to get there.

Asian-American Harvard Admits Earned Highest Average SAT Score of Any Racial Group From 1995 to 2013

GrApHiC

Over an 18-year period stretching from 1995 to 2013, Asian-American students admitted to Harvard scored higher on the SAT than did their peer admits from other racial groups, according to data released in the admissions trial.

‘This Is Not Who I Am’: For Harvard Admissions Dean, The Trial Is Personal

The trial investigating whether the College discriminates against Asian-Americans could decide the fate of affirmative action in America. But for Dean of Admissions William R. Fitzsimmons '67, it could also decide who he is at Harvard — and how he is remembered.

Undergraduate Council to Fund Free Meals for Harvard Students at Local Restaurants

UC member Abby T. Scholer ’21, who sponsored the legislation, said the program is targeted to students who do not feel comfortable at large social events and would rather meet peers in a more intimate setting.

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Issues of academic integrity arise at all levels, and the University should lead academia in addressing them.

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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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A Classical Saturday: Mozart and Ravel in Back Bay

The concert at its heart was a performance of contrasts.

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‘Charmed’ is Cheesy yet Progressive Fun

The “Charmed” reboot is certainly a cheesy mess, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Women's Golf Finishes 16th among Tough Competition at Stanford Invitational

By the end of Sunday’s action, Harvard had pieced together an aggregate score of 905, landing the squad tied for 16th place with No. 17 Oklahoma State, one of the event’s six ranked teams

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Men's, Women's Tennis Conclude Weekend with Commanding Results

Both men's and women's teams had strong performances this past weekend at the Big Green Invite and Harvard Fall Scramble, respectively.

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Men's Soccer Welcomes Back Mike Fucito '08 as Assistant Coach

For years, the men’s soccer team would walk back to the locker room to see the jersey of one of its legends, Mike Fucito ’08, hanging up on the wall.

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