Bacow at Inauguration

Harvard President Bacow Says Fencing Investigation Included University-Level Input

Bacow said Harvard’s investigation is meant to account for potential “vulnerabilities” in its admissions process in light of the nationwide admissions scandal and the allegations against the fencing coach.

Fencing Scandal Coach Training

Harvard Will Train Athletics Coaches in Conflict of Interest Policy Following Investigation Into Fencing Coach

Harvard will train its athletics coaching staff on its conflict of interest policy in the wake of an investigation into head fencing coach Peter Brand for engaging in a real estate transaction with the parent of a current and then-prospective fencer.

Brazil Conference

Fifth Annual Brazil Conference Brings Hundreds to Boston

More than 900 attendees flocked to the fifth annual Brazil Conference hosted at Harvard and MIT this weekend featuring Vice President of Brazil Hamilton M. Mourão and former Brazilian president Fernando H. Cardoso, among other high-profile speakers.

Harvard Law School Library
Harvard Law School

Law School Students Call for Release of Mental Health Survey Data in Posters Addressed to New Admits

The survey was distributed to Law School students in November 2017 as part of a broader administrative effort across the University to address mental health issues on campus. The Law School has yet to release the full findings, but partial results were discussed at a public presentation in March 2018.

University Hall

Harvard Investigates Head Fencing Coach for Real Estate Transactions Involving Family of Current and Former Student-Athletes

Peter Brand, Harvard’s head men and women’s fencing coach, sold his Needham, Mass. house to the family of a sophomore who was admitted to Harvard shortly after the transaction took place and is currently a member of the fencing team.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Student Life

Following Harvard Acceptance, Students and Families ‘Overcome With Emotion’

High school seniors across the country waited in anticipation for admissions results Thursday night. The Class of 2023 had a record-low acceptance rate of 4.5 percent, with just 1,950 of the 43,330 applicants receiving acceptances.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Harvard College Enrollment Fees Hit A Record High $69,607 for 2019-2020 School Year

The total cost of attending Harvard College — including tuition, fees, room, and board — will increase by 3 percent, to $69,607, for the 2019-2020 academic year, the College announced in a press release Thursday evening.

Admissions Office

Record-Low 4.5 Percent of Harvard College Applicants Accepted to Class of 2023

A record-low 4.5 percent of applicants to Harvard College received admissions offers to the Class of 2023, with 1,950 of 43,330 candidates securing places in the class.

Admissions Office

Six Harvard Alumni Charged in Nationwide Admissions Fraud Scandal

Six Harvard alumni were charged in a nationwide scheme to fraudulently secure admission for the children of affluent parents to top universities through millions of dollars in bribes and falsified standardized test answers.

Harvard Admissions

Record 43,330 Apply to Harvard College Class of 2023

A record-high 43,330 students applied for admission to the Harvard College Class of 2023, marking the fifth consecutive year of climbing application numbers.

Harvard Press Conference

Harvard Admissions Trial Ruling Will Determine Facts for Future Appeals, Experts Say

Attorneys for Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions had their last chance to present arguments in their ongoing battle over whether the College’s admissions processes discriminates against Asian-American applicants last week.

Admissions Trials Arguments

Harvard and SFFA Spar Over Discrimination Claims in Post-Trial Hearing

Lawyers representing Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions squared off in a post-trial hearing Wednesday, each summarizing points they had made over the course of a three-week trial that began in the United States District Court for Massachusetts in mid-October.

PE: Edward Blum Speaks at Copley Square

Public Filings Reveal SFFA Mostly Funded by Conservative Trusts Searle Freedom Trust and DonorsTrust

Anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions —  which alleges in an ongoing lawsuit that the College’s admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants — has historically garnered much of its funding from two two major conservative trusts, according to publicly available filings.

Ed Blum Autumn

News Analysis: In SFFA Lawsuit, a Unified Strategy with Nuanced Arguments

As Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions prepare for final stages of their ongoing lawsuit challenging the College’s consideration of race in its admissions policies, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is gearing up for its own legal battle to defend its admission processes.

Admissions Lawyers at Lowell House

Harvard and SFFA File Another Round of Clashing Briefs in Admissions Lawsuit

Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions continued their argument about whether the College’s admissions process discriminates against Asian-American applicants in court filings submitted.