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Six Harvard Alumni Charged in Nationwide Admissions Fraud Scandal

Six Harvard alumni were charged in a nationwide scheme to fraudulently secure admission for the children of affluent parents to top universities through millions of dollars in bribes and falsified standardized test answers.

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Record 43,330 Apply to Harvard College Class of 2023

A record-high 43,330 students applied for admission to the Harvard College Class of 2023, marking the fifth consecutive year of climbing application numbers.

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Harvard Admissions Trial Ruling Will Determine Facts for Future Appeals, Experts Say

Attorneys for Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions had their last chance to present arguments in their ongoing battle over whether the College’s admissions processes discriminates against Asian-American applicants last week.

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Harvard and SFFA Spar Over Discrimination Claims in Post-Trial Hearing

Lawyers representing Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions squared off in a post-trial hearing Wednesday, each summarizing points they had made over the course of a three-week trial that began in the United States District Court for Massachusetts in mid-October.

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Public Filings Reveal SFFA Mostly Funded by Conservative Trusts Searle Freedom Trust and DonorsTrust

Anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions —  which alleges in an ongoing lawsuit that the College’s admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants — has historically garnered much of its funding from two two major conservative trusts, according to publicly available filings.

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News Analysis: In SFFA Lawsuit, a Unified Strategy with Nuanced Arguments

As Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions prepare for final stages of their ongoing lawsuit challenging the College’s consideration of race in its admissions policies, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is gearing up for its own legal battle to defend its admission processes.

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Harvard and SFFA File Another Round of Clashing Briefs in Admissions Lawsuit

Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions continued their argument about whether the College’s admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants in court filings submitted.

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In Post-Trial Brief, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Defends Harvard’s Admissions Policy

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund argued that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process is “necessary to reap the educational benefits of diversity” in a document filed in federal court Wednesday.

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Harvard, SFFA Spar Over Key Takeaways from Admissions Trial

Harvard and Students For Fair Admissions continued to spar over whether the College’s admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants in court documents filed Wednesday.

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Harvard Admits 13.4 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2023

Harvard College invited 935 of 6,958 early applicants to join its Class of 2023 Thursday, marking a 13.4 percent acceptance rate and making the 2018 early cycle likely the most competitive in school history.

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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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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.

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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.

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