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Revelations in Harvard Admissions Suit Unlikely to Prove Discrimination, Experts Say

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse

Legal experts say Students for Fair Admissions' claims of intentional discrimination in Harvard's admissions process demand a “very high standard” of proof.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle

Corporate Funding Concerns Shut Down Medical School Prof’s Study

Heavily redacted emails included in the report show that researchers extensively contacted alcohol executives and frequently promised positive results in an attempt to secure funding for their project.

Court Filings Argue for Academic Superiority of Asian-American Applicants to Harvard

Acceptance Letters

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.

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.

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.”

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

Dean Fitzsimmons Discusses Class of 2019 Regular Admissions

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.

Corporate Funding Concerns Shut Down Medical School Prof’s Study

Heavily redacted emails included in the report show that researchers extensively contacted alcohol executives and frequently promised positive results in an attempt to secure funding for their project.

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.”

'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.

Vegan Restaurant Expands from the West Coast to Cambridge

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

Grad Union Surveys Members in First Step Toward Negotiations

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.

OPINION

Columns

Church and State(liness) in the South

Alabama’s relationship with Christianity is far more intimate than colloquial phrases and rooftop crosses may suggest.

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.

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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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