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Protesters Denounce Black Undergraduate's Arrest
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Protesters Denounce Black Undergraduate's Arrest

Dean Fitzsimmons
College

Legacy Admit Rate Five Times That of Non-Legacies, Court Docs Show

Over 33 percent of legacy applicants—Harvard hopefuls with at least one parent who graduated from the College or Radcliffe—gained admission to the Classes of 2014 through 2019.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

Harvard, SFFA Dispute ‘Discrimination’ in Lower Personal Scores for Asian American Applicants

Students for Fair Admissions reports in court filings that Harvard consistently scored Asian-American applicants lower than applicants of other races on “personal traits” including “positive personality,” “likability,” “kindness,” and “humor.”

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

Internal Harvard Review Showed Disadvantage for Asian Applicants

Harvard’s Office for Institutional Research concluded the College’s admissions process has "negative effects" for Asian Americans and advantages legacy students and athletes more than it does low-income students.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

News Analysis: Anticipated Filings Could Preview Harvard Admissions Trial

A series of briefings due to be filed Friday could shed light on the arguments and evidence Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions would present in a trial.

Harvard Admissions
College

Admissions Lawsuit Trial Date Set for Oct. 2018

​The pending lawsuit alleging the College discriminates against Asian American applicants in its admissions process will go to trial Oct. 15, according to a May 23 court filing.

Harvard Affiliates Working for Trump
Politics

Breaking With 'Tradition,' Harvard Faculty Avoid Trump Administration

The distaste is mutual. Harvard faculty don’t want to work for Trump—and the administration likely doesn’t want to elevate academic elites.

Admissions Lawsuit
College

An Inflection Point: High Stakes as Harvard Admissions Trial Approaches

Now several years into legal proceedings, much remains at stake as a lawsuit over Harvard's admissions policies advances.

Harvard Admissions
College

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.

Primal Scream
College

Skyclad Students Streak into Spring

More than a hundred naked undergraduates celebrated their last night of freedom before finals by running a lap around the Yard as part of the semesterly tradition.

Harvard Mountaineering Club
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Harvard Mountaineering Club

The Adams House offices of the Harvard Mountaineering Club, pictured in April 2018. The club is slated to lose its offices given the impending renovation of Adams.

Arrest Protest
Cambridge Police

Arrest Protest

William F. Lee
Admissions

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.

Fanfare at the Activities Fair
Admissions

Sunny Skies and Plentiful Programming Greet Eager Prefrosh

With red lanyards around their necks, nearly 1,400 prospective members of Harvard’s Class of 2022 explored campus during the 2018 iteration of Visitas.

Walk Out for Gun Control
College

Harvard Students Sit In for Gun Control

Roughly 100 College affiliates, visiting high schoolers, and Cambridge residents sat on the steps of Widener Library for three hours Friday as part of a nationwide demonstration against gun violence.

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