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Internal Harvard Review Showed Disadvantage for Asian Applicants

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Harvard’s Office for Institutional Research concluded the College’s admissions process has "negative effects" for Asian Americans and advantages legacy students and athletes more than it does low-income students.

Dean Fitzsimmons Discusses Class of 2019 Regular Admissions

Harvard Ranks Applicants on 'Humor' and 'Grit,' Court Filings Show

Never-before-public details of the College's secretive admissions process reveal Harvard assigns each applicant a personal rating based on traits including humor, sensitivity, grit, integrity, helpfulness, and courage.

Artisanal Gelato Shop Opens in Harvard Square

Amorino Opening

The high-end dessert establishment is the second Amorino site in the greater Boston area, joined by a location on Newbury Street that opened in 2015.

Vegan Restaurant Expands from the West Coast to Cambridge

57 JFK Street

Vegan enthusiasts at the College will return to campus this year to a new hangout in the Square—Veggie Grill

'Z-List' Students Are Overwhelmingly White and Often Legacies

Harvard Admissions

Admits to Harvard’s “Z-list,” a deferred admissions pool for a small number of students each year, are overwhelmingly white—and nearly half have parents who attended Harvard, according to documents made public in a lawsuit against Harvard.

Harvard, SFFA Dispute ‘Discrimination’ in Lower Personal Scores for Asian American Applicants

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Students for Fair Admissions reports in court filings that Harvard consistently scored Asian-American applicants lower than applicants of other races on “personal traits” including “positive personality,” “likability,” “kindness,” and “humor.”

Grad Union Surveys Members in First Step Toward Negotiations

Grad Student Unionization Debate

Harvard’s newly formed graduate student union launched its bargaining survey Wednesday evening, marking the first step in the union’s preparations to negotiate with the University.

Harvard Ranks Applicants on 'Humor' and 'Grit,' Court Filings Show

Never-before-public details of the College's secretive admissions process reveal Harvard assigns each applicant a personal rating based on traits including humor, sensitivity, grit, integrity, helpfulness, and courage.

'Z-List' Students Are Overwhelmingly White and Often Legacies

Harvard Admissions

Admits to Harvard’s “Z-list,” a deferred admissions pool for a small number of students each year, are overwhelmingly white—and nearly half have parents who attended Harvard, according to documents made public in a lawsuit against Harvard.

Harvard, SFFA Dispute ‘Discrimination’ in Lower Personal Scores for Asian American Applicants

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Students for Fair Admissions reports in court filings that Harvard consistently scored Asian-American applicants lower than applicants of other races on “personal traits” including “positive personality,” “likability,” “kindness,” and “humor.”

Christopher Stubbs Appointed Interim Dean of Science in FAS

Stubbs will be the second ever administrator in the role. His predecessor, Geophysics professor Jeremy Bloxham, became the inaugural holder of the position in 2007.

Bagel Cafe Opens in the Square

The mom and pop breakfast and lunch cafe, located on 56 John F. Kennedy St., offers 18 bagel varieties, a number of sandwiches and drinks, and a full espresso bar.

OPINION

Why We Write
Columns

Why We Write

Here I am. Writing yet another column (hoping I don’t cringe reading it later). Throwing yet another opinion into the void like a tree falling in a forest, hoping the sound reverberates.

Columns

'Fan' Rule

Fans have always had some power to take the object of their love into their own hands. But increasingly, fans can do more than create alternatives and supplements. They can affect the works themselves.

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ARTS

'13 Reasons Why'

How '13 Reasons Why’ Makes the Same Mistakes it Warns Against

The show needs to stop romanticizing trauma under the guise of heroism.

'Jurassic Park' Retrospective still

Beneath the Layer of Horror: “Jurassic Park” Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg have left so many messages and ideas for us to unpack. 25 years later, the film still “finds a way.”

'Mary Shelley' Still

‘Mary Shelley’ Disappointing and Reductive

“Mary Shelley” is too unfocused and scattered to feel like a complete, self-possessed production.

SPORTS

Men's Lacrosse

Stinks to BU: Game of the Year

Three career games from three of the team’s most important players would bode well for any squad, but as it turned out, the Crimson would need every bit of individual brilliance from Anderson, Cheek, and Cuccurullo, and then some, on that chilly March night at Harvard Stadium.

Baseball

On Cloud Nine: Game of the Year, Runner-Up

Baseball tabs nine consecutive runs to crush Dartmouth's playoff ambitions.

Men's Squash

One Last Ride: Male Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

In his final year, men's squash co-captain David Ryan could not captain his class or team to a national championship. Or so he thought.

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