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Emma H. Haidar

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Harvard Alumni Against Legacy Panel

Pictured from left to right: Harvard Graduate School of Education student Jordan A. Weatherl; Viet A. Nguyen, the executive director of EdMobilizer; and Michael A. Kippins, a litigation fellow who filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education over Harvard’s legacy preferences;

Harvard Tells Alumni Interviewers Not to Consider Race and Ethnicity of Class of 2028 Applicants

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action in higher education admissions, Harvard has instructed alumni interviewers to not take an applicant’s race or ethnicity into account in evaluations, according to updated guidelines obtained by The Crimson.

Could Losing Legacy Admissions Sustain Racial Diversity?

With the fall of affirmative action, some have suggested that elite universities like Harvard could maintain racial diversity by eliminating legacy admissions preferences. But questions linger over whether dismantling the practice would lead to a meaningful expansion in diversity — and whether alumni donation dollars would wither.

Askwith Forum Chetty

From left to right: Thomas Kane, Raj Chetty '00, Susan M. Dynarski '86, and Lawrence Bobo spoke on a panel on the role of wealth in admissions following a research talk by Chetty.

Students for Fair Admissions, Allies Celebrate End of Affirmative Action

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling severely restricting affirmative action in higher education admissions, anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions praised the Court’s decision at a press conference in Washington Thursday afternoon.

Harvard Reaffirms Commitment to Diversity, Will Abide by Supreme Court Ruling

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision effectively striking down race-conscious admissions, Harvard leadership affirmed the University’s commitment to diversity while declaring it would abide by the ruling.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court severely curtailed affirmative action in higher education admissions, declaring Harvard's race-conscious admissions policy unconstitutional in a ruling against the school Thursday.

Leaving Legacy Behind

With the Supreme Court widely expected to strike down race-conscious admissions this summer, another Harvard College admissions practice — legacy and donor preferences — could be collateral damage.