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Harvard Asks Judge to Allow Students to Testify in Admissions Trial

Harvard asked a federal judge to allow a number of College students and alumni to testify in support of its race-conscious admissions policies. But the group suing the University doesn't want them to speak.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Increasingly Favors Applicants With Real-World Work Experience

If you want to get into Harvard Law School, you should probably spend some time working in the real world before you apply to hit the books in Cambridge, according to the school's chief admissions officer.

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Harvard Law Sees Spike in Applications. Some Point to ‘Trump Bump’

The number of applicants to Harvard Law School spiked by more than 30 percent this past year, and experts say it’s a trend that’s likely to continue.

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Five Things You Need to Know About the Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

The case is set to go to trial on Oct. 15 in a Boston courthouse. A lot happened over the summer — so read up on the five major developments you need to know before the school year starts.

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82 Percent of Admits Plan to Join Class of 2022

Around 82 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2022 have accepted their offers of admission so far, though more students will be admitted from the waitlist in the coming months.

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Corporation Senior Fellow Bill Lee Serving as Lead Trial Lawyer in Affirmative Action Lawsuit

Lee has been a member of the 13-person Harvard Corporation since 2010. He is also a partner at WilmerHale, the law firm representing the University in the lawsuit.

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Admissions Rates at Record Low Across Ivy League, Stanford, MIT

MIT, Stanford, and every member of the Ivy League, with the exception of Yale, set record-low rates for admission to the Class of 2022.

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Admissions

Record 42,742 Apply to Harvard College

Harvard College received a record-breaking 42,742 applications for admission to the Class of 2022—setting a record for the fourth consecutive year.

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Experts Connect DOJ Probe to Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

​The Department of Justice investigation into Harvard’s race-based admissions policies was likely prompted by ongoing civil litigation over allegations of discrimination against Asian-American applicants, according to several legal experts.

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Disbelief and Ecstasy Greet Admitted Students

​Catherine Wang, a senior at Lexington High School in Lexington, Mass., wasn’t expecting much to happen on March 30.

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Harvard Admissions Officers Rarely Consider Applicants’ Social Media

Harvard admissions officers rarely consider the social media pages of applicants during its review process, according to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67.

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Students File Brief Defending Harvard’s Affirmative Action Policies

A group of current and prospective Harvard College students have filed an amicus brief in support of Harvard’s race-conscious affirmative action policies in an ongoing lawsuit between Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions.

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Harvard Files Motion to Dismiss Admissions Lawsuit

Harvard motioned Friday to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit alleging race-based discrimination in its admissions processes, arguing that the plaintiffs in the case—anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions—lack grounds to litigate on behalf of its members.

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Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

The Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid located at 86 Brattle Street.

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Investigating Harvard Admissions: The 1990 Education Department Inquiry

​As a lawsuit alleging discrimination in Harvard’s admissions practices remains delayed—awaiting a Supreme Court decision on the related affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—the College’s use of race as a factor in admissions decisions has once again come under scrutiny.

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