Applicants who have family members who attended the school to which they are applying are approximately twice as likely to be admitted to highly selective colleges and universities than their non-legacy counterparts provided all other factors are equal.
Schools within Harvard University have announced that classes will be canceled Wednesday, and the University has advised a large portion of its staff not to report to work in light of a storm that may bring up to 16 inches of snow to the Boston area.
Speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Education yesterday, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice argued that many nations in the developing world are rapidly becoming multi-ethnic democracies, creating a need for these nations to address the issue of racial inequality and the question of what it means to be a citizen.
Yale announced last month that it can no longer support its undergraduate teacher training program, citing high operating costs and low enrollment.
Studies in Kenya and Gambia have shown that preventing malaria and anemia in schoolchildren may be a more effective way to improve education levels than direct intervention in schooling, said Graduate School of Education Assistant Professor Matthew Jukes in a speech yesterday.
A spokesperson for the Cure Lounge said allegations of discrimination against black Harvard and Yale students at a Nov. 20 party for graduate students and alumni that was shut down were “absolutely baloney,” citing poor organization from event promoters as the primary reason for the club management’s decision to end the event prematurely.