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DOJ and Yale

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.

Fighting Sexual Violence in Politics

Harvard Democrats Join Forces With Campus Activists to Oppose Kavanaugh

Members of ReproJustice Action and Dialogue Collective and Our Harvard Can Do Better teamed up with the Democrats for a panel discussion and phonebank opposing Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.

Defending Diversity
On Campus

Defending Diversity

The Task Force on Asian and Pacific American Studies and the committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights held an event Friday exploring the history of affirmative action in higher education.

Defending Diversity

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

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

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

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.


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.

Stanford University

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.


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

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

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.

Dean Fitzsimmons
Student Groups

25 Student Groups Back Harvard in Admissions Suit

Twenty-five Harvard student and alumni groups argued in court documents Thursday that the University’s race-conscious admissions policies are vital to the school’s educational mission.

Department of Justice

Justice Department Says Harvard Illegally Discriminates Against Asian American Applicants

The United States Department of Justice said in a court filing Thursday morning that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies inflict “unlawful racial discrimination” against Asian American applicants.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Harvard Mistakenly Told Students on Financial Aid They Owed Full Tuition

Harvard students who receive financial aid opened an email Sunday evening asking them to check their term bills — and discovered they suddenly appeared to owe Harvard full tuition.