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Michael E. Xie

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College Admits 14.5 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2022

The College notified 964 students of their acceptance into the Class of 2022 Tuesday, representing 14.5 percent of the 6,630 applicants for early admission.

Pepper Spray on the MBTA

Pepper Spray Causes Irritation in Harvard T Stop

A release of pepper spray in the Harvard MBTA station briefly closed the Red Line stop Sunday, burning the eyes of some passerby and hospitalizing one person.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

DOJ ‘Reviewing’ Harvard’s Offer of Access to Student Records

Seth P. Waxman ’73, a partner at the law firm representing Harvard, wrote in a letter to the Justice Department Friday that Harvard would provide redacted versions of “all of the documents sought” by the Department.


Cambridge Sees Uptick in Commercial Robberies

Commercial robberies in Cambridge are up over 75 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the most recent crime analysis report from the Cambridge Police Department.

Admissions Office

Department of Justice Threatens Lawsuit Against Harvard in Admissions Probe

The Justice Department's investigation has stalled as Harvard has refused to turn over “a single document.”


Harvard Graduate Student Assaulted on Putnam Ave

A Harvard graduate student was assaulted on Putnam Ave. Tuesday evening, according to Harvard University Police Department spokesperson Steven G. Catalano.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Spending Continues to Grow

Harvard awarded students a total of nearly $414 million in financial aid in fiscal year 2017, a roughly 4 percent increase from the previous year.

President Drew G. Faust at ROTC Airforce Signing Ceremony

Harvard Aims to Boost Veteran Admissions in New Partnership

Harvard will partner with the non-profit Service to School to assist U.S. combat veterans applying to higher education, partnering with a dozen other universities in the initiative.

UC Crimson Crossfire

UC Candidates Spar Over Policy in Annual Crossfire Debate

The three tickets vying to become the next leaders of the UC sparred over policies outlined in their respective platforms and discussed the College’s social group policy.

The Market in the Square
Harvard Square

Middlesex County Sheriff Seizes Market in the Square

Police from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department presented a court order to seize the property this morning.


Suspect Arrested for Church Street Stabbing

Twenty-five year old Anthony Wall was taken into custody around 10 a.m. on Oct. 26 and will be charged with armed assault with intent to murder in Cambridge District Court.

President Finance Credit Card

Too Harvard To Fail

As Faust’s tenure draws to a close, some donors, alumni, and industry experts say Harvard should choose a leader with a healthy Rolodex and financial acumen.


Cambridge Man Arrested in Leverett House

A 21-year-old man is currently awaiting trial in Cambridge District Court after being arrested in the Leverett House courtyard last week.

Admissions Office

Justice Department Actively Investigating Harvard Admissions

The Department of Justice’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request has suggested an active investigation into alleged discrimination in Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies.

Near the River

College Student Assaulted While Running Along the River

​The Massachusetts State Police are actively investigating the assault of a Harvard College student that occurred late Tuesday night on Memorial Drive near Western Avenue.