2018 was a momentous year for Harvard. As the University welcomed its 29th president Lawrence S. Bacow, it struggled with numerous challenges including lawsuits alleging discrimination, accusations of sexual harassment levied at prominent affiliates, and an "unprecedented" endowment tax. As the year comes to an end, The Crimson examines the ten stories that most defined 2018.
Kristine E. Guillaume ’20 will lead the newly elected 146th Guard of The Harvard Crimson, the organization’s President announced on Monday. Guillaume is the first black woman to serve as President in The Crimson's 145-year history.
Five Harvard undergraduates stepped up to testify in favor of affirmative action in the admissions trial this week. The Crimson breaks down who they are and where they're from — and what drove them to speak up in court.
On Oct. 15, a lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants went to trial in Boston. The Crimson updated this article with a summary of what went down in the courtroom every day the trial lasted.
“Look at my children,” protester Sunny Zhao said. “Look at the people here’s children. Our children study so hard. Their hard work is not as appreciated. Why? It’s just because we are Asian. That’s unfair.”
Diep received an overall ranking of "2-" (on a scale of 1 to 6, where 1 is the highest) from his Harvard interviewer. He was labeled "one to recruit."
A screen grab of Diep's admissions file shows the alumni interviewer focused on the applicant's personality and "fun, casual nature." (Highlighting added by Crimson staff.)