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Dekyi T. Tsotsong

Crimson staff writer Dekyi T. Tsotsong can be reached at dekyi.tsotsong@thecrimson.com.

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Admissions Numbers Drop Analysis
College

Harvard College Admits 7.9% of Early Applicants to Class of 2026

Harvard College admitted 7.9 percent of early applicants to the Class of 2026 Thursday as its early acceptance rate remained markedly lower than pre-pandemic years.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Research

Harvard-Affiliated Lab Is First to Discover Omicron Variant

The Omicron variant — a new strain of Covid-19 — was first discovered by researchers at the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership on Nov. 19.

Supreme Court
Admissions

SFFA Petitions Supreme Court to Hear Harvard and UNC Cases Together

Students for Fair Admissions, which is suing Harvard and UNC over their race-conscious admissions, asked the Supreme Court to hear both cases together.

Nobel Prize
Economics

Three Economists With Harvard Ties Awarded Nobel Prize

Three U.S.-based professors with Harvard ties received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday for their work on minimum wage and natural experiments.

Admissions Office
College

HKS Student Spearheads Alumni Donations Boycott Against Legacy Admissions

An organization that advocates for first-generation, low-income students led by a Harvard Kennedy School student launched a campaign to boycott alumni donations until universities to stop considering legacy in admissions.

Moakley Courthouse
Admissions

Harvard Sues Insurer to Recoup Legal Fees After Admissions Lawsuit Exceeds $25 Million

After racking up more than $25 million in legal fees defending its admissions practices against anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions, Harvard filed suit against its excess insurance company Friday for allegedly refusing to cover legal fees in the ongoing SFFA case.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

With Return to Campus, Low-Income Students Navigate Finding Jobs

As students return to somewhat normal life on campus, many must search for employment — a task that students interviewed said has proven especially challenging this fall.

Supreme Court
College

Supreme Court Delays Decision on Reviewing Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

The Supreme Court on Monday requested input from the Biden administration on Students for Fair Admissions’s lawsuit against Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies, likely extending the long-running legal battle for at least several more months.

Class of 2025 Admitted Students
College

College Expects 1,962 Freshmen This Fall As Record-High 85% of Admits Will Join Class of 2025

A record-high 85 percent of admits accepted their spots in Harvard College’s Class of 2025, meaning the College expects an unprecedented 1,962 freshmen to enroll this fall, it announced Sunday morning.

Harvard College Admissions Visitor Center Lawn
College

‘The Most Diverse Class in the History of Harvard’: Meet Five Students from the Class of 2025

The Class of 2025 admitted 1,968 students out of a record-high 57,435 applicants, marking the lowest admissions rate and the most diverse class in the College's history. Here are 5 students from the historic Class of 2025.

Johnston Gate
College

What Does Harvard’s Record-Low Admissions Rate Mean For the College — And For Higher Education?

A record-low admissions rate of 3.43 percent — the lowest in the College’s history — has raised questions among professors and educational consultants about the quality and accessibility of an education at Harvard and other increasingly selective institutions.

Class of 2025 Admitted Students
Admissions

Students Admitted to Harvard’s Class of 2025 React with Shock, Relief

Shyanne A. Gardner was at the beach watching the sunset with her friends when 7 p.m. — the time for Harvard’s admissions decision release — finally arrived.

Admissions & Financial Aid Administrative Offices
Admissions

Harvard College Accepts Record-Low 3.43% of Applicants to Class of 2025

Harvard College accepted 3.43 percent of applicants to the Class of 2025, marking the lowest admissions rate in College history in a year that saw a historic surge in applications.

Admissions & Financial Aid Administrative Offices
Central Administration

Texas Files Amicus Brief Supporting SFFA in Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

The state of Texas filed an amicus brief Tuesday in favor of the anti-affirmative action group suing Harvard over its race-conscious admissions policies.

Remote Admissions Interviews
College

Harvard College Applicants and Alumni Navigate Virtual Admissions Interviews

As the College conducts alumni interviews for applicants to the Class of 2025 virtually due to the pandemic, applicants and interviewers alike reported mixed feelings about the unconventional circumstance.

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