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Caroline S. Engelmayer

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Harvard Admissions
College

Fearing Students Tailoring Apps, Harvard Redacts Most Sensitive Admissions Details in Court Filings

Hundreds of pages of court filings made public last week revealed previously unknown details of the process by which Harvard admissions officers rank applicants—but withheld certain information, including the “distinguishing excellences” that the College looks for in top students.

Acceptance Letters
College

Court Filings Reveal Academic Strength of Asian-American Applicants to Harvard

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.

Dean Fitzsimmons Discusses Class of 2019 Regular Admissions
College

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

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.

Pforzheimer Belltower
College

O’Dair Announces New Quincy, Pfoho Resident Deans

Hawkins will take over for Judith X. Flynn, who has served as Quincy’s resident dean for 13 years. Roy will replace Brigitte A. B. Libby, Pforzheimer’s resident dean for the past four years.

Tercentenary Theater Commencement 2016
Crime

Man Arrested for Threatening to Bomb Harvard’s 2017 Black Commencement

Phoenix, Ariz. resident Nicholas Zuckerman, 24, allegedly wrote on Instagram: “If the blacks only ceremony happens, then I encourage violence and death at it."

Hillary Clinton
Harvard in the World

Hillary Clinton Receives Radcliffe Medal

​Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton received the Radcliffe Medal—an honor that recognizes “an individual who has had a transformative impact on society”—in a ceremony Friday.

Rep. John Lewis
Drew Faust

In Commencement Speeches, Lewis and Faust Urge Student Leadership

​Congressman and civil rights leader John R. Lewis told students and alumni they “must lead” and implored them to get into “good trouble, necessary trouble” during his Commencement address Thursday.

Drew Faust
College

Faust Confers 1,533 College Degrees at 367th Commencement

University President Drew G. Faust conferred 1,533 bachelors of arts and bachelors of science degrees on members of the Class of 2018 in Harvard’s 367th Commencement exercises Thursday.

Susan Morris Novick
Commencement 2018

Harvard Announces New Overseers, HAA Board of Directors

President of the Harvard Alumni Association Susan Morris Novick ’85 announced the election of six members of the Board of Overseers and six directors to the board of the Harvard Alumni Association.

Rakesh Khurana
Crime

Khurana Calls Controversial April Arrest ‘Distressing,’ Promises to Support Students

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said the College’s goal is to “make sure that something like this doesn’t happen again.”

Final Club Lobbying Illustration
Government

To Fight Sanctions, Harvard Social Groups Take 'The Legislative Path'

Some Harvard social groups are taking the fight to cancel the College's controversial sanctions all the way to Capitol Hill.

University Hall
College

English Professor Claybaugh Will Be Next Dean of Undergraduate Education

Amanda Claybaugh will replace Jay M. Harris, starting July 1. Harris, who has served as dean since 2003, announced he would step down in Dec. 2017.

Man for the Moment Illustration
Government

The Man For The Moment?

When Lawrence S. Bacow assumes Harvard's top job this summer, he will face a rising tide of anti-higher education sentiment around the country.

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana
College

Khurana Approval Rating Among Surveyed Seniors Rises to 55 Percent

In an interview Thursday, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said he wants students to understand that every choice he makes as dean is intended to “create a better experience" for them.

Lawrence S. Bacow

Choosing The Ultimate Insider

Much like in papal selections, the secretive committee tasked with choosing Harvard's 29th president ultimately drew its final choice from within its own ranks.

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