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Harvard Facing Many Lawsuits
Central Administration

Bacow Says Harvard Ready to Face Recent Flurry of Lawsuits

Harvard is currently facing a plethora of lawsuits, some against its admissions policies and some challenging its single-gender social group sanctions.

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College

In Wake of Lawsuit, Students Reflect on Asian-American Identity

The trial over Harvard's affirmative action admissions policy ended last month, and students gathered on Friday afternoon to discuss the term "Asian American" and its relevance for students' identities.

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College

UC Berkeley Sociologist Talks History of Harvard Admissions

Jerome B. Karabel ’72 has written widely about the history of race-conscious admissions at elite universities.

Admissions Lawyers at Lowell House
Lowell

Admissions Lawyers at Lowell House

Harvard University Lawyer William F. Lee and Lowell House Tutor and Pre-Law Advisor Sandy Alexander exit the Pechet Room in Lowell House after an hour-long, off-the-record discussion of the admissions lawsuit.

Admissions Lawyers at Lowell House
Student Life

Harvard Lawyers Discuss Admissions Trial With Students Behind Closed Doors

Two top lawyers who defended Harvard in the recently concluded admissions trial discussed the case with students in an off-the-record meeting Wednesday. Members of the press were not allowed to attend.

Harvard Press Conference
Race

Harvard Admissions Trial Will Stretch Into 2019 with New Hearing, Filings

The high-stakes and high-profile Harvard admissions trial may stretch well into 2019, per new details announced in a Wednesday court order. The University and opponent SFFA are slated to hold another hearing and submit new filings.

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Admissions Feature

Data Could Decide the Harvard Admissions Trial. Here’s How and Why

The trial and lawsuit unleashed mountains of classified Harvard admissions data. Both the University and SFFA employed statistical experts to analyze the data and testify about their results in court. So, who’s right?

Admission Data Graphic
Admissions

Admission Data Graphic

Affirmative Action Trial
College

Experts Say Harvard Brand Will Remain Unscathed By Admissions Trial Revelations

The trial dominated news cycles, earning front-page coverage from national outlets and spurring papers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to publish articles explaining how Harvard evaluates high schoolers.

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Admissions

‘It’s Not Surprising to Any Of Us.’ College Counselors Shrug at Harvard Admissions Secrets Spilled In Trial

In online forums like College Confidential and in anxious calls to college admissions consultants, students and their parents dissected every juicy detail of the lawsuit. Reactions from college counselors were more muted.

Roving Reporter: Harvard Students React to the Admissions Lawsuit
Roving Reporter

Roving Reporter: Harvard Students React to the Admissions Lawsuit

SFFA Protestors
Admissions lawsuit

SFFA Protestors

Supporters of Students for Fair Admissions hold up signs outside John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse following the final day of the three-week-long admissions trial Friday afternoon.

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Fundraising

Harvard Admissions Trial Could Affect Donations — But Experts Are Divided Over How

While some big-ticket donors say the ongoing admissions lawsuit won’t change their giving patterns, fundraising experts are divided on the issue.

11-2 Trial
Affirmative Action

11-2 Trial

Students for Fair Admissions lawyers pose for pictures outside the courthouse.

Harvard Press Conference
College

‘Wolf of Racial Bias’ Returns to Courtroom on Final Day of Harvard Admissions Trial

Lawyers for both Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions approached the wood-paneled witness stand one after the other Friday to deliver impassioned closing statements and rebuttals that stretched for hours.

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