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In Admissions, Harvard Favors Those Who Fund It, Internal Emails Show

In one 2013 email headlined “My Hero,” former Kennedy School Dean Ellwood thanked Harvard's dean of admissions for his help accepting a set of students with very particular qualifications. "[Redacted] and [redacted] are all big wins. [Redacted] has already committed to a building.”

Harvard T Stop DefendDiversity Rally
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Harvard T Stop DefendDiversity Rally

Edward Blum
Admissions

Harvard, Students for Fair Admissions Do Battle Over Discrimination on Day One of Trial

The opening day of the highly anticipated Harvard admissions trial drew hordes of spectators and reporters — enough people to fill two courtrooms and a jury assembly room.

PE: Trump Signs at Copley
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PE: Trump Signs

PE: Fair Admissions for All
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Contrasting Protestors

PE: Thang Diep DefendDiversity Rally
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Thang and Gregory

Pro-SFFA Rally Three
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In Photos: Dueling Rallies Mark the Start of Harvard Admissions Trial

The day before the admissions trial, Harvard split into two parallel universes. Two dueling rallies made one thing crystal clear: when it comes to the suit, divisions run deep. Relive a tumultuous 24 hours in Cambridge in photos.

No More Racial Stereotypes
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No More Racial Stereotypes

Sign at Cambridge Rally PE
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Sign at Cambridge Rally PE

William F. Lee
Admissions

William F. Lee

William F. Lee ’72, who is leading the legal team defending the University against allegations of racial discrimination, enters the courthouse on day one of the Harvard admissions trial.

Seth P. Waxman
Admissions

Seth P. Waxman

Former Solicitor General and Harvard Overseer Seth P. Waxman ’73 brings extensive litigation experience to the lawsuit between Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions — Waxman has argued over 65 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Edward Blum
Admissions

Edward Blum

Legal strategist Edward Blum is the head of Students for Fair Admissions, the organization who originally brought the lawsuit against Harvard in 2014.

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse
Admissions

The Harvard Admissions Trial Starts Today. Here’s What You Need to Know.

After months of anticipation, the wait is finally over. The Crimson breaks down what you need to know before the Harvard admissions trial officially kicks off Monday — and what you can expect to learn before it ends.

Dean Fitzsimmons
Admissions

Harvard Admissions Dean Emails ‘Key Points’ of School’s ‘Narrative’ to Alumni Interviewers Ahead of Trial

“In case you haven’t been closely following along, I want to take this opportunity to remind you of some key points of Harvard's narrative,” Fitzsimmons wrote in a Saturday email to alumni obtained by The Crimson.

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