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Harvard Admissions

Record 43,330 Apply to Harvard College Class of 2023

A record-high 43,330 students applied for admission to the Harvard College Class of 2023, marking the fifth consecutive year of climbing application numbers.

Harvard Press Conference

Harvard Admissions Trial Ruling Will Determine Facts for Future Appeals, Experts Say

Attorneys for Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions had their last chance to present arguments in their ongoing battle over whether the College’s admissions processes discriminates against Asian-American applicants last week.

Admissions Trials Arguments

Harvard and SFFA Spar Over Discrimination Claims in Post-Trial Hearing

Lawyers representing Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions squared off in a post-trial hearing Wednesday, each summarizing points they had made over the course of a three-week trial that began in the United States District Court for Massachusetts in mid-October.

PE: Edward Blum Speaks at Copley Square

Public Filings Reveal SFFA Mostly Funded by Conservative Trusts Searle Freedom Trust and DonorsTrust

Anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions —  which alleges in an ongoing lawsuit that the College’s admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants — has historically garnered much of its funding from two two major conservative trusts, according to publicly available filings.


Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Draws Protesters at Brattle Theatre Talk

Howard Schultz — the former CEO of Starbucks — visited Cambridge to promote his book “From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America.” The demonstration was part of a “coordinated effort across the country” by local chapters of Indivisible — a liberal grassroots organization — to oppose Shultz.

Ed Blum Autumn

News Analysis: In SFFA Lawsuit, a Unified Strategy with Nuanced Arguments

As Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions prepare for final stages of their ongoing lawsuit challenging the College’s consideration of race in its admissions policies, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is gearing up for its own legal battle to defend its admission processes.

Admissions Lawyers at Lowell House

Harvard and SFFA File Another Round of Clashing Briefs in Admissions Lawsuit

Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions continued their argument about whether the College’s admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants in court filings submitted.

Harvard Press Conference

In Post-Trial Brief, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Defends Harvard’s Admissions Policy

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund argued that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process is “necessary to reap the educational benefits of diversity” in a document filed in federal court Wednesday.

Harvard Press Conference

Harvard, SFFA Spar Over Key Takeaways from Admissions Trial

Harvard and Students For Fair Admissions continued to spar over whether the College’s admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants in court documents filed Wednesday.

Family Portrait

Meet Harvard’s Professor-Activist Power Couple

As activism on Harvard’s campus proliferates during the Trump presidency, Ahmed Ragab and Soha Bayoumi represent models of a new politically engaged professor.

Malala at the IOP

Former Ambassador Samantha Power Discusses Human Rights at Harvard's IOP

Power emphasized “three of the major cross-cutting issues” that she sees as the most impactful for human rights in the coming years: the global democratic recession, the proliferation of technology, and the rise of China.

Ames Final Round Watch
Harvard Law School

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Judges Moot Court Competition at Harvard Law School

The competition, founded in 1911, tests law students’ skills in appellate brief writing and advocacy. Tuesday night marked the second time Sotomayor judged the contest.


Forty Percent of Respondents to IOP Youth Poll 'Likely' to Vote in Midterms

Forty percent of respondents to an Institute of Politics poll of 18- to 29- year olds said they are likely to cast a ballot in the midterm elections in one week, and 26 percent said they approve of President Donald Trump’s performance in office.

Harvard-Yale Tickets
On Campus

Spike in Harvard-Yale Ticket Scalping Spurs Rebuke from Resident Deans

So many students have tried to resell their tickets to the Harvard-Yale football game this year — a violation of Athletics Department policy — that some resident deans are now admonishing undergrads over internal email lists.

Millenials and the Future of American Politics

Young Politicians at Harvard IOP Have a Message for Millennials: It's ‘Time for a Change’

The panel, entitled “Millennials and the Future of American Politics,” featured five state and local public officials who discussed their experiences and difficulties navigating politics at a young age.