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Delano R. Franklin

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Harvard Admissions Trial: Week One
College

Harvard Admissions Trial: Week One

Admissions Trial Scene
Admissions

Harvard, SFFA Debate Whether Race or Income Should Reign Supreme in Admissions Process

Both Harvard and SFFA say they think college campuses across the United States should be racially and socioeconomically diverse. They just differ on how to get there.

Affirmative Action Trial
Central Administration

In Admissions, Harvard Favors Those Who Fund It, Internal Emails Show

In one 2013 email headlined “My Hero,” former Kennedy School Dean Ellwood thanked Harvard's dean of admissions for his help accepting a set of students with very particular qualifications. "[Redacted] and [redacted] are all big wins. [Redacted] has already committed to a building.”

Edward Blum
Admissions

Harvard, Students for Fair Admissions Do Battle Over Discrimination on Day One of Trial

The opening day of the highly anticipated Harvard admissions trial drew hordes of spectators and reporters — enough people to fill two courtrooms and a jury assembly room.

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse
Admissions

The Harvard Admissions Trial Starts Today. Here’s What You Need to Know.

After months of anticipation, the wait is finally over. The Crimson breaks down what you need to know before the Harvard admissions trial officially kicks off Monday — and what you can expect to learn before it ends.

Department of Justice
College

Experts: Harvard, Yale Probes Signal Future Federal Attacks On Affirmative Action

The parallel probes, experts say, show the Trump administration is preparing to launch future attacks against affirmative action programs at universities across the country.

Harvard Admissions
Admissions

Judge Rules Harvard Students Can Testify During Admissions Trial

Eight of the students and alumni who petitioned to testify at the upcoming Harvard admissions trial will have the opportunity to speak in support of the College in court, U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs has ruled.

The Harvard Admissions Lawsuit, Explained
Admissions

The Harvard Admissions Lawsuit, Explained

Diversity Dialogue
Admissions

Diversity Dialogue

Students meet in Grays Hall Basement to discuss the ongoing affirmative action lawsuit against Harvard.

Drew Faust
College

Faust, Khurana, Smith To Testify in Admissions Trial

Lawyers for Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions filed separate lists of witnesses they “will” or “may” call to testify on Monday.

Diversity Dialogue
College

Harvard Hosts Admissions Lawsuit Chat with Beanbags, Cookies

Organizers distributed copies of a “fact sheet” that provided Harvard’s perspective on its “holistic” admissions process.

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse
College

Judge Rules Harvard Admissions Suit Must Proceed to Trial

U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs ruled Friday that the admissions lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants must go to trial in October, thwarting Harvard's hopes to the contrary.

DOJ and Yale
Admissions

Yale Joins Harvard as Target of Federal Probe Into Alleged Discrimination Against Asian-Americans

Yale University — like Harvard — is now the subject of a Department of Justice probe into whether the school discriminates against Asian-American applicants in its admissions process.

Fighting Sexual Violence in Politics
College

Harvard Democrats Join Forces With Campus Activists to Oppose Kavanaugh

Members of ReproJustice Action and Dialogue Collective and Our Harvard Can Do Better teamed up with the Democrats for a panel discussion and phonebank opposing Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.

Defending Diversity
On Campus

Defending Diversity

The Task Force on Asian and Pacific American Studies and the committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights held an event Friday exploring the history of affirmative action in higher education.

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