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Samuel W. Zwickel

Staff writer Samuel W. Zwickel can be reached at samuel.zwickel@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @samuel_zwickel.

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Jake Kaufmann '93
College

Jake Kaufmann Named Financial Aid Director

Jake Kaufmann ’93 stepped into his role as the College’s director of financial aid Monday vowing to Harvard’s socioeconomic diversity and “open doors for students."

Dean Fitzsimmons
College

Confidentiality of Some Admissions Files Remains in Dispute in Suit Against Harvard

These currently sealed documents include the depositions and emails of several Harvard officials, including Director of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 and Director of Admissions Marlyn E. McGrath ’70.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Admissions

Kavanaugh’s Nomination May Jeopardize Affirmative Action, Experts Say

If Kavanaugh is confirmed, he will replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who is known for being the Supreme Court’s “swing vote.”

Department of Justice
College

Amid Trump Admin. Reversal, Harvard Defends Race-Conscious Admissions Process

Harvard will continue to consider the race of applicants in its admissions process, despite the Trump administration’s Tuesday withdrawal of Obama-era recommendations encouraging affirmative action, University officials said.

Dean Fitzsimmons
College

Legacy Admit Rate Five Times That of Non-Legacies, Court Docs Show

Over 33 percent of legacy applicants—Harvard hopefuls with at least one parent who graduated from the College or Radcliffe—gained admission to the Classes of 2014 through 2019.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

Harvard, SFFA Dispute ‘Discrimination’ in Lower Personal Scores for Asian American Applicants

Students for Fair Admissions reports in court filings that Harvard consistently scored Asian-American applicants lower than applicants of other races on “personal traits” including “positive personality,” “likability,” “kindness,” and “humor.”

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

Internal Harvard Review Showed Disadvantage for Asian Applicants

Harvard’s Office for Institutional Research concluded the College’s admissions process has "negative effects" for Asian Americans and advantages legacy students and athletes more than it does low-income students.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

News Analysis: Anticipated Filings Could Preview Harvard Admissions Trial

A series of briefings due to be filed Friday could shed light on the arguments and evidence Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions would present in a trial.

Harvard Admissions
College

Admissions Lawsuit Trial Date Set for Oct. 2018

​The pending lawsuit alleging the College discriminates against Asian American applicants in its admissions process will go to trial Oct. 15, according to a May 23 court filing.

William F. Lee
Admissions

Corporation Senior Fellow Bill Lee Serving as Lead Trial Lawyer in Affirmative Action Lawsuit

Lee has been a member of the 13-person Harvard Corporation since 2010. He is also a partner at WilmerHale, the law firm representing the University in the lawsuit.

Fanfare at the Activities Fair
Admissions

Sunny Skies and Plentiful Programming Greet Eager Prefrosh

With red lanyards around their necks, nearly 1,400 prospective members of Harvard’s Class of 2022 explored campus during the 2018 iteration of Visitas.

Grafton Street
College

Classroom to Table Shuts Down After Reaching Funding Limit

The closure comes shortly after the initiative announced new restrictions for the spring 2018 semester.

William F. Lee
Admissions

Corporation Fellow Bill Lee Calls DOJ Involvement in Admissions Lawsuit 'Unnecessary'

Lee's criticism comes on the heels of the Justice Department’s Friday filing, in which the federal agency argued for the unsealing of data related to Harvard's admissions process.

Harvard Admissions
Admissions

Portion of Redacted Harvard Admissions Data Will Become Public

A small portion of redacted Harvard admissions data—including applicants’ files and internal correspondence between admissions officers—will likely soon become public.

Minorities Admit Rates Ivies
Admissions

Admissions Rates at Record Low Across Ivy League, Stanford, MIT

MIT, Stanford, and every member of the Ivy League, with the exception of Yale, set record-low rates for admission to the Class of 2022.

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