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Affirmative Action

Christopher Edley Jr.
Politics

‘Ask the Big, Hard Questions’: HLS Professor Christopher Edley Jr. Dies at 71

Christopher F. Edley Jr., a former Harvard Law School professor who advised U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton on affirmative action, died earlier last month. He was 71.

Afro Protest
College

Affirmative Action, Activism, and Afro-American Studies: The Class of 1974 Looks Back on Racial Progress

Between debate over affirmative action, the inception of an Afro-American Studies department, and the rise of student activism and groups like the African and African American Resistance Organizations, the Class of 1974 went through Harvard at a pivotal time in the history of race relations and Black students on campus.

IOP College Admissions Forum
IOP

Harvard Professors Discuss Affirmative Action, Legacy Admissions at IOP Forum

Ahead of Ivy Day on March 28, a two-professor panel discussed the impact of legacy admissions and the fall of affirmative action on admissions at elite colleges during a Tuesday forum at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.

Admissions Preview
College

Class of 2028 Results Will Offer the First Clues About Harvard’s Post-Affirmative Action Admissions

When Harvard College admits the Class of 2028 on Thursday, the admissions data released by the College might raise more questions than it answers about whether the fall of affirmative action and a prolonged crisis stemming from the University’s response to the Oct. 7 attack on Israel have changed Harvard’s appeal to prospective students.

Moakley Courthouse
Admissions

Marsh USA Files to Dismiss Harvard Lawsuit Regarding SFFA Legal Fees

Insurance broker Marsh USA asked the federal District Court of Massachusetts to dismiss its liability for up to $15 million in legal fees, according to filings made last month.

HGSE
Race

Harvard Education Press Authors Talk Campus Strategies for Diversity Post-Affirmative Action

Four higher education experts discussed during an online event last Thursday how colleges and universities should reform their admissions processes to maintain a diverse student body, including ending athlete preferences.

Harvard Admissions Office
Admissions

More than 60 Percent of Surveyed Harvard Freshmen Do Not Support Legacy Admissions

The first installment of a four-part series on The Crimson’s Class of 2027 survey examines students’ views on affirmative action, diversity, and legacy.

Smith Campus Center
Central Administration

Harvard Sues Insurance Broker Marsh USA for Legal Fees Incurred in Affirmative Action Suit

In the latest development in the University’s effort to recoup up to $15 million in legal fees incurred over a nearly decade-long legal battle over its affirmative action policies, Harvard has sued its insurance broker, Marsh USA.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu '07 at 2022 Class Day
College

Harvard Asian American Alums Talk Affirmative Action, AAPI Leadership at Summit

Hundreds of alumni returned to campus to join students and faculty in discussing issues facing Asian Americans during the fourth Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance Global Summit.

Graduate School of Education Outside
Higher Education

Education Experts Talk Admissions in the Wake of Supreme Court Decision at Harvard Ed School Webinar

Education experts discussed paths forward for colleges and students in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision effectively striking down affirmative action during a webinar hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education Wednesday.

Tomiko Brown-Nagin and Sherrilyn Ifill at Radcliffe Event
College

Civil Rights Scholar Sherrilyn Ifill Discusses End of Affirmative Action at Harvard Radcliffe Event

Civil rights lawyer and scholar Sherrilyn Ifill and Harvard Radcliffe Institute Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin discussed the Supreme Court’s decision to effectively strike down affirmative action at a Wednesday talk at the Knafel Center.

Admissions Interview Guidelines Graphic
College

Harvard Tells Alumni Interviewers Not to Consider Race and Ethnicity of Class of 2028 Applicants

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action in higher education admissions, Harvard has instructed alumni interviewers to not take an applicant’s race or ethnicity into account in evaluations, according to updated guidelines obtained by The Crimson.

Harvard Economics Professor Raj Chetty '00 Discusses Wealth and Elite College Admissions at Ed School Forum
Admissions

Harvard Econ Professor Raj Chetty ’00 Talks Wealth and Elite College Admissions at Ed School Forum

Harvard Economics professor Raj Chetty ’00 discussed the role that privilege and wealth play in elite college admissions at a Harvard Graduate School of Education event Tuesday afternoon.

Harvard Admissions Office
College

After Affirmative Action Falls, Students, Counselors, and Schools Seek New Roadmap for Admissions

In June, the Supreme Court effectively struck down affirmative action in higher education, finding Harvard’s race-conscious admissions practices unconstitutional — and consequently, adding complexity to the task of applying to college for the next class of high school seniors.

Moakley Courthouse
College

Harvard Will Have to Cover Own Legal Fees From Anti-Affirmative Action Case, First Circuit Rules

A month after the Supreme Court ruled against Harvard and effectively struck down affirmative action in higher education admissions, the University was dealt another legal blow — this time, to its pocketbook.

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