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Harvard Redacts Most Sensitive Admissions Details in Court Filings

Harvard Admissions

Harvard strategically redacted information—including the “distinguishing excellences” that the College looks for in top students—from hundreds of pages of court filings last week.

Harvard Square

For Square Shops, Summer Tourists Fail to Offset Students’ Departures

Despite the annual increase of tourists during the summer months, local shop owners say the departure of College students for the summer is noticeable for their bottom lines.

Harvard Admissions Officers Specifically Trained on ‘Use of Race’

Admissions Lawsuit

Two admissions officers, whose names were redacted from the public filings, led the meetings, which focused on “casework” and “diversity.”

Setti Warren Named Executive Director of Shorenstein Center

Setti Warren

Warren previously served as the mayor of Newton, Mass. from 2010 to 2018 and entered the 2018 governor’s race as a Democrat, before dropping out in April.

SFFA Argues Harvard's 'Holistic' Admissions Rooted In Tactics Once Used to Limit Jewish Admits

Abbott Lawrence Lowell

In 1922, Lowell and other administrators had become “increasingly alarmed” over the rising number of Jewish students earning admission to the College based on their high test scores, SFFA’s document reads.

Martha Minow Named University Professor

Dean Martha L. Minow

Minow, who served as Law School Dean from 2009 to 2017, will begin her appointment on July 1. She succeeds Laurel T. Ulrich, who is retiring on June 30, as 300th Anniversary University Professor.

Soyoung Lee Named Chief Curator of the Harvard Art Museums

Soyoung Lee

Lee will be responsible for overseeing the development of areas that had previously fallen outside the museum’s focus, including pieces from people of color.

For Square Shops, Summer Tourists Fail to Offset Students’ Departures

Despite the annual increase of tourists during the summer months, local shop owners say the departure of College students for the summer is noticeable for their bottom lines.

SFFA Argues Harvard's 'Holistic' Admissions Rooted In Tactics Once Used to Limit Jewish Admits

Abbott Lawrence Lowell

In 1922, Lowell and other administrators had become “increasingly alarmed” over the rising number of Jewish students earning admission to the College based on their high test scores, SFFA’s document reads.

Martha Minow Named University Professor

Dean Martha L. Minow

Minow, who served as Law School Dean from 2009 to 2017, will begin her appointment on July 1. She succeeds Laurel T. Ulrich, who is retiring on June 30, as 300th Anniversary University Professor.

Legacy Admit Rate Five Times That of Non-Legacies, Court Docs Show

Over 33 percent of legacy applicants—Harvard hopefuls with at least one parent who graduated from the College or Radcliffe—gained admission to the Classes of 2014 through 2019.

Court Filings Reveal Academic Strength of Asian-American Applicants to Harvard

If Harvard made admissions decisions based only on applicants’ academic qualifications, more than 51 percent of the average admitted class would be Asian-American, according to court documents filed Friday.

OPINION

Columns

Should We Send Trump to the Hague?

Trump could only feel comfortable instituting the family separation policy because of the history of American political leaders avoiding accountability for the consequences of their policies.

Summer Postcards 2018

Summer Postcard: The Animals of El Salvador

It’s easy to put Salvadoran children in cages if you convince the world that they are animals.

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ARTS

"Dangerously In Love" album cover.

Long May She Reign: ‘Dangerously in Love’ Turns 15

Still, even pop royalty must start somewhere, and dynamic reigns don’t often develop suddenly. Beyoncé’s “Dangerously in Love,” now 15 years old, offers a rare, authentic glimpse of the queen pre-coronation, a less polished persona now long erased.

Convenience Store Woman Cover

Sayaka Murata’s ‘Convenience Store Woman’ Asks You to Reconsider ‘Normal’

Together, Murata and her protagonist lead a novel that is delightfully candid and unexpectedly empowering.

'Ocean's 8' still

'Ocean's 8' Steals the Jewels—But Not the Show

"Ocean's 8" is a 3D-printed zirconium model of what it could have been: Exciting, but just not the real thing.

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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