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Benjamin L. Fu

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College Sees Growth in Admitted Veterans, Admissions Dean Points to Recruitment

Harvard College admitted more veterans and ROTC candidates to the Class of 2024 than last year, which Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 attributes to both greater interest from applicants and the College’s own outreach efforts.


Harvard Alters Living, Dining Policies for Few Remaining Undergraduates

A week ago, Harvard College’s houses, dining rooms, and lecture halls were filled with nearly 7,000 chattering students. By Monday evening, though, those spaces nearly emptied amid an unprecedented evacuation order by administrators in response to the global spread of the novel coronavirus.


Amid Uncertainty, Admissions Dean Discusses Drop in Harvard Applications

A nationwide decrease in the number of high school seniors could contribute to this year’s seven percent drop in applicants to Harvard College’s Class of 2024, according to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67.


Harvard Cancels Admitted Students Weekend Amid Coronavirus Fears

Harvard College has canceled Visitas, its annual admitted students weekend, due to concerns over the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 announced to admitted students in a Friday email.


40,246 Apply to the Class of 2024 As College Announces New Financial Aid Initiative

A total of 40,246 students applied to Harvard College’s Class of 2024, marking the lowest number of applications in three years.


What to Expect Next in the Harvard Admissions Suit: Experts Weigh In

Experts say Students for Fair Admissions' case against Harvard will likely continue for the foreseeable future after the organization submitted its appellate brief.