Harvard Students Occupy Admissions Office to Protest Tenure Decision, Demand Ethnic Studies Department
Roughly 50 Harvard students occupied Harvard’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid Thursday to demand the University create an ethnic studies department, arguing that Harvard must extend its commitment to diversity beyond race-conscious admissions.
Students in favor of an Ethnic Studies concentration occupy the Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid on Thursday afternoon.
Economics maintained its position as the most popular concentration, with 612 undergraduate concentrators at the College this fall, according to the Director of the Office of Institutional Research Karen Pearce.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana takes notes while watching students occupy the Harvard Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
The College invited 895 of 6,424 early applicants to join its Class of 2024 Thursday around 7 p.m. The 13.9 acceptance rate represents a 0.5 percent increase from last year. The early admission acceptance rate has not increased year-over-year since 2013.