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Dean Fitzsimmons

Record 42,742 Apply to Harvard College

Harvard College received a record-breaking 42,742 applications for admission to the Class of 2022—setting a record for the fourth consecutive year.

Sally C. Donahue

Financial Aid Director Sally Donahue Leaves Legacy, Looks Ahead

Sally C. Donahue, the College’s financial aid director who helped launch the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative, will retire in August.

Admissions Office

Experts Connect DOJ Probe to Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

​The Department of Justice investigation into Harvard’s race-based admissions policies was likely prompted by ongoing civil litigation over allegations of discrimination against Asian-American applicants, according to several legal experts.

Admissions Office
Student Life

Experts Disagree on Motivation for DOJ Harvard Probe

As the DOJ probe into Harvard’s admissions practices stretches into at least its fifth month, experts disagree over whether the investigation is politically driven.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College Administration

Top DOJ Official Likely Involved in Harvard Admissions Probe

Justice Dept. emails obtained by a civil rights group show that a high-level department official helped oversee the department’s probe into Harvard’s admissions practices.

Currier SCR

Senior (Un)common Room

Some say Senior Common Rooms are characterized by affiliates’ meek involvement, low student engagement, and inconvenient program scheduling.

Humanitarian Award

Receiving Humanitarian Award, Elton John Urges Peace

“This has been the most important lesson of my life; nothing is more profound or more powerful than recognizing our common humanity,” John said.

Samuel Gebru

Samuel Gebru

Samuel M. Gebru is a 24-year-old Ethiopian-American who, since beginning school at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, has been actively engaged in public service both within Ethiopia and Massachusetts governments.

Wang Shi talk

Chinese Billionaire Talks Entrepreneurship, Expeditions, and Education

​Chinese billionaire Wang Shi visited Harvard over the weekend, delivering a sold-out lecture in Mandarin Chinese about his experiences in business and Western academia.

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Cambridge Prepares for Flood of Regatta Visitors

Ahead of this weekend's Head of the Charles regatta, Square businesses say “nothing else really compares" to the rush of customers from the annual event.

Fall in Harvard Yard
Student Life

Students Take Their Pick of Fall Events

As temperatures dip and vibrant leaves blanket Harvard Yard, students have begun a series of annual autumn traditions.