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Silliman College
College

Top Universities Defend Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policies in Court

Lawyers for the universities wrote that their schools “speak with one voice to emphasize the profound importance of a diverse student body for their educational missions.”

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

Harvard Rejects Allegations of Discrimination in New Court Filings

SFFA’s filings were “a 45-page press release, devoted to presenting a misleading narrative that is manifestly subject to genuine dispute,” Harvard attorneys wrote.

Jake Kaufmann '93
College

Jake Kaufmann Named Financial Aid Director

Jake Kaufmann ’93 stepped into his role as the College’s director of financial aid Monday vowing to Harvard’s socioeconomic diversity and “open doors for students."

Dean Fitzsimmons
College

Confidentiality of Some Admissions Files Remains in Dispute in Suit Against Harvard

These currently sealed documents include the depositions and emails of several Harvard officials, including Director of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 and Director of Admissions Marlyn E. McGrath ’70.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Admissions

Kavanaugh’s Nomination May Jeopardize Affirmative Action, Experts Say

If Kavanaugh is confirmed, he will replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who is known for being the Supreme Court’s “swing vote.”

Department of Justice
College

Amid Trump Admin. Reversal, Harvard Defends Race-Conscious Admissions Process

Harvard will continue to consider the race of applicants in its admissions process, despite the Trump administration’s Tuesday withdrawal of Obama-era recommendations encouraging affirmative action, University officials said.

Protesters Denounce Black Undergraduate's Arrest
Cambridge Police

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.

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