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Here’s What You Need to Know Ahead of the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Affirmative Action

In the coming days, the Supreme Court is expected to strike down affirmative action in higher education in a pair of cases Students for Fair Admissions filed against Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

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Ten Stories That Shaped 2022

In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.

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Harvard Law Professor Asks Judge to Unseal Sidebars from Admissions Trial

A Harvard Law School professor is asking the federal judge who presided over the high-profile 2018 Harvard admissions trial to release currently-sealed transcripts of courtroom discussions from the proceedings.

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In 84th Supreme Court Appearance, Harvard Lawyer Seth P. Waxman ’73 Commands the Courtroom

Though the court appears poised to strike down affirmative action, legal experts praised Seth P. Waxman’s performance at the lectern, commending his ease and confidence before the bench.

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Judge Rejects Harvard’s Lawsuit Against its Insurer Over Legal Fees in SFFA Suit

Harvard, on the apparent edge of Supreme Court defeat, won’t be getting any help on its legal fees.

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Harvard Team Exits Supreme Court

Harvard's legal team and administrators exited the Court at 3 p.m. on Monday after nearly five hours of oral arguments.

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Seth P. Waxman ’73 at the Supreme Court

Seth P. Waxman ’73 represented Harvard in oral arguments on Monday.

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Members of the Public Enter Supreme Court

Members of the public who waited in line to attend the arguments walk across the plaza on their way to the Courtroom.

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Seth P. Waxman ’73 Exits the Supreme Court

Former U.S. Solicitor General Seth P. Waxman ’73, who represented Harvard during oral arguments on Monday, exits the Supreme Court just after 3 p.m.

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Pro-affirmative Action Demonstrator Holding Sign

A pro-affirmative action demonstrator holds up a sign during a rally in front of the Supreme Court on Monday.

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Harvard Delegation Attends Oral Arguments

From left, former Harvard President Drew G. Faust, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons '67, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, and former Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 exit the Supreme Court on Monday.

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Ed Blum at the Supreme Court

Students for Fair Admissions President Edward J. Blum, right, has orchestrated eight lawsuits that have made it to the Supreme Court.

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Hundreds Rally in D.C. as Supreme Court Prepares to Hear Harvard Affirmative Action Case

Students and advocates on both sides of the affirmative action debate descended on the nation’s capital on Sunday for dueling rallies ahead of Supreme Court oral arguments in a pair of lawsuits that could end race-conscious admissions in American higher education.

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Live Updates: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Harvard, UNC Affirmative Action Cases

Supreme Court oral arguments concluded just prior to 3 p.m. Monday in a pair of lawsuits seeking to strike down affirmative action in American higher education. Read our live coverage from Washington.

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The Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments for the Harvard Admissions Lawsuit Monday. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Following eight years of litigation, the Supreme Court will hear on Monday a pair of lawsuits brought against Harvard and the University of North Carolina by an anti-affirmative action group.

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