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DOJ and Yale
Admissions

Yale Joins Harvard as Target of Federal Probe Into Alleged Discrimination Against Asian-Americans

Yale University — like Harvard — is now the subject of a Department of Justice probe into whether the school discriminates against Asian-American applicants in its admissions process.

Bacow
Central Administration

As Admissions Trial Nears, Bacow Insists 'We Don't Discriminate Against Anybody'

The brand-new president said he is “confident” Harvard will prevail in court when the suit goes to trial on Oct. 15, though he is unsure what the Supreme Court may do should the case come before the nation's highest judges.

Defending Diversity
Race

With Break Dancing and Slam Poetry, Students Host Pro-Affirmative Action Event

The event comes as Harvard’s affirmative action policies are set to face a legal challenge in federal court on Oct. 15.

Harvard Admissions
Race

Harvard Asks Court to Exclude Evidence of Past Anti-Semitism in Admissions Trial

Students for Fair Admissions, the plaintiff in the ongoing lawsuit, planned to bring at least a dozen exhibits related to anti-Semitic discrimination at Harvard.

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse
College

Harvard Asks Judge to Allow Students to Testify in Admissions Trial

Harvard asked a federal judge to allow a number of College students and alumni to testify in support of its race-conscious admissions policies. But the group suing the University doesn't want them to speak.

Natasha Warikoo
Research

White Students at Elite Universities Support Affirmative Action Out of ‘Self-Interest,’ Harvard Professor Finds in Study

“It was sometimes problematic because they saw affirmative action as something to benefit themselves, rather than a policy that’s about justice or racial equity or access,” study author Natasha K. Warikoo said in an interview.

HLS Library
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Increasingly Favors Applicants With Real-World Work Experience

If you want to get into Harvard Law School, you should probably spend some time working in the real world before you apply to hit the books in Cambridge, according to the school's chief admissions officer.

Thang Q. Diep
Admissions

Thang Q. Diep

Thang Q. Diep '19 filed his marked-up Harvard application in court in an effort to help the University combat a lawsuit alleging it discriminates against Asian-American applicants.

Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School Reports 4.5 Percent Decline in Applicants, Maintains Strong Yield

HBS applications declined by 4.5 percent last year, but other class demographics experienced little change, according to the latest class profile.

kicker
College

What One Student’s Marked-Up Harvard Application Reveals About the Admissions Process

One student's reviewed application, made public as part of the admissions lawsuit, sheds light on how the College assesses candidates — and on just what it takes to be Harvard material.

Langdell Hall
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Sees Spike in Applications. Some Point to ‘Trump Bump’

The number of applicants to Harvard Law School spiked by more than 30 percent this past year, and experts say it’s a trend that’s likely to continue.

Stanford University
Admissions

Stanford Will Stop Reporting Its Acceptance Rate. Harvard Won't. It May Not Matter

Stanford University, arguably the most selective institution of higher education in the United States, will no longer report its acceptance rate starting fall 2018. Experts say it probably won't make a difference.

Yellen
College

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen Takes Harvard's Side in Admissions Lawsuit

Janet Yellen has lent her support to Harvard and its race-conscious admissions policies as the suit alleging the College discriminates against Asian American applicants inches ever closer to a high-profile and high-stakes trial.

Admissions Lawsuit
College

Five Things You Need to Know About the Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

The case is set to go to trial on Oct. 15 in a Boston courthouse. A lot happened over the summer — so read up on the five major developments you need to know before the school year starts.

Acceptance Letters
Admissions

DOJ Broadside Against Harvard Admissions Hints at Federal Intent to Sue, Experts Say

“It paves the way for the Justice Department to directly intervene in the suit, join the suit,” said Savannah Law School professor Vinay Harpalani.

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