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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

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.

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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.

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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.

Coronavirus Financial Aid/Tuition
Student Life

Financial Aid Director Clarifies Aid Policies As Students Face Changing Financial Circumstances

Harvard College financial aid representatives shed light on the process for requesting additional aid amid changing financial circumstances for students during the Covid-19 pandemic.

PE: SFFA Signs and American Flags at Copley Rally
College

How SFFA Is Trying to Convince SCOTUS To Hear Its Suit Against Harvard

When the anti-affirmative action group suing Harvard College over its race-conscious admissions practices petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case last week, Students for Fair Admissions reiterated arguments it has made since first suing Harvard roughly seven years ago — and also introduced fresh arguments to the justices of the nation’s highest court.

Transfer Students
College

Transfer Students Report Feelings of Isolation During Remote Academic Year

Already facing a difficult transition, the coronavirus pandemic and a remote academic year has made it even harder for transfer students to find their footing at Harvard, several such students said.

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College

Admissions Experts Unsurprised by Elimination of SAT Subject Tests and Essay

Some admissions officers and college counselors said they were unsurprised by College Board’s decision to discontinue the SAT Subject Tests and SAT with essay, but remain unsure about how the decision will impact the admissions process going forward.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

Harvard Removes Standardized Testing Requirement for Class of 2026 Applicants

Applicants to Harvard’s Class of 2026 will not be required to submit standardized test scores as part of their application to the College, the Admissions Office announced Friday.

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