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Top Corporations, Universities Ask Supreme Court to Uphold Affirmative Action in Harvard Case

Hundreds of top American corporations and universities including Apple, Google, and seven Ivy League schools asked the Supreme Court to uphold affirmative action in amicus briefs filed this week as justices prepare to hear lawsuits challenging race-conscious admissions at Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

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Politics

Harvard Asks Justices to Uphold Affirmative Action in Supreme Court Brief

Harvard offered a full-throated defense of the Supreme Court’s past rulings upholding affirmative action in a brief submitted to the court on Monday, asking justices to reject a lawsuit that seeks to ban race-conscious admissions.

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College

Supreme Court to Hear Harvard, UNC Affirmative Action Cases Separately

The Supreme Court will hear challenges to affirmative action at Harvard and the University of North Carolina separately, a procedural change that will allow newly seated Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 to rule on the UNC case.

Admissions Numbers Drop Analysis
Admissions

83 Percent of Admitted Students to Join Harvard College Class of 2026

More than 83 percent of students admitted to Harvard College’s Class of 2026 will matriculate this fall, the College announced Wednesday. The class will include record-high proportions of women, Asian Americans, first generation college students, and Native Americans and Hawaiians.

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Admissions

81 Republican Lawmakers File Amicus Brief Supporting SFFA in Harvard Affirmative Action Lawsuit

More than 80 Republican lawmakers filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court on Monday supporting anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions’ lawsuit against Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

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IOP

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Apologizes to Students Negatively Affected By Enrollment Services Overhaul

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf apologized to students who have been negatively affected by an overhaul of the school’s admissions and financial aid departments in an interview Wednesday, but said the school “will be better off in the future” because of the change.

College

As Acceptance Rates Fall, Some Ivy League Universities Stop Publicizing Admissions Data

As acceptance rates to the country’s most selective universities fall to all-time lows each year, more and more elite schools have stopped promoting key admissions data, including acceptance numbers and demographic breakdowns.

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Student Life

‘The Deciding Factor’: Admitted Students Swarm Campus for First In-Person Visitas Since 2019

Prospective freshmen clad in Harvard merch and red lanyards swarmed campus this weekend for the College’s first in-person Visitas since 2019.

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Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Students and Alumni Advocate for Inflation-Adjusted Financial Support

More than a hundred Harvard Law School Students and Alumni signed onto a letter last week calling on the school to adjust its Low Income Protection Plan to rising inflation rates.

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House Life

Khurana Calls on Students to Find ‘Common Ground’ After the Fall of the UC

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana called on former members of the Undergraduate Council and proponents of the newly formed Harvard Undergraduate Association to find “common ground” in a Thursday interview.

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Race

Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Bill Lee Discusses Affirmative Action Lawsuit at EDIB Forum

Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 discussed the lawsuit challenging Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies during an event at the University’s first-ever Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum on Wednesday.

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Admissions

Who Gets Likely Letters?

Colleges send likely letters to prospective students to notify them they are likely to be admitted on the official decision release date. To receive one is rare: In the past, Harvard College has sent roughly 200 to recruited athletes and 100 to non-athletes.

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Admissions

Charleston Interview (Admissions Office)

The Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is located at 86 Brattle Street in Radcliffe Yard.

Charleston Interview (Admissions Office)
Admissions

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sherri Charleston Defends Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policies

With the Supreme Court set to hear a high-stakes lawsuit challenging Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies, Sherri A. Charleston, Harvard’s first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, defended the University’s practices and commitment to diversity in an interview last Wednesday.

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College Administration

‘Surreal,’ ‘Thrilled’: Applicants React to Admission to Class of 2026

Students admitted to the Class of 2026 expressed shock, excitement, and disbelief upon receiving their Harvard acceptances.

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