Don't Be Afraid of Harlem
But the fear that felt like a bulldozer barreling through my stomach began to fade as I approached the steps of the Terence D. Tolbert Educational Complex, home to the KIPP Infinity Elementary and Middle Schools, two of a nationwide family of charter schools that have devoted themselves to educating underserved communities.
SAT vs. ACT
Which wins the standardized testing competition? The SAT or the ACT?
The SAT is going through a major overhaul for spring 2016.
Poor Fish, Rich Pond
Low income students walk through the gates of an Ivy League school worried that they will not be able to fit in.
International students often have to go through two sets of admissions processes if they want to attend a university in the U.S.
Stress Workgroup Urges Changes to Reading Period, Scheduling
The committee will review its findings with House Masters in coming weeks, after which Pfister said the report may be made available to the public.
A High-Stakes Dean Search: Transition in University Hall During the Capital Campaign
Administrators and student leaders say that the next permanent College Dean has the potential to maximize the College’s gains from the campaign, particularly if he or she is called upon to serve a more active role in soliciting donations.
The Dean of the College: Leading with Limits
Within the next year, the man or woman whom Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith names as the 19th Dean of Harvard College will take charge of 6,700 undergraduates and a host of employees and administrators. But despite the breadth of this charge, the new Dean will find that many of the aspects of University life most relevant to the student body do not fall directly under his or her control.
What Does the Dean Do?
Ellison Clarifies Administrative Role in Police Response to Final Clubs
Nearly two weeks after Cambridge police asked Secretary of the Administrative Board John “Jay” L. Ellison to help them respond to disturbances at several final clubs, Ellison said in an interview on Thursday that his role in such incidents is not to discipline students, but rather to prevent further harm.
New Program Partners Faculty Members with Freshman Entryways
In keeping with the tradition of a Senior Common Room in each upperclassman House that connects Harvard’s faculty to residential life, faculty members will now affiliate with freshman entryways as well through the “Faculty Fellows Program.”
Administrators Approve Creation of Centralized Student Information System
The system will allow students from across 12 Harvard schools to complete tasks ranging from submitting study cards to handling billing payments, all on one online platform.
South Korean Man Poses as HMS Grad to Woo Fiancée and Take Her Money
Harvard students are notoriously wary of "dropping the H-bomb" in everyday life, and our collegiate version of noblesse oblige—the old “I go to school in Cambridge”—has become proverbial. But, at least in some countries, fans of the the Crimson seem to have fewer qualms about name dropping—especially if they’ve never set foot at Harvard.
Students Speak Up About Early Action and Early Decision
This week, the Admissions Blog conducted interviews with students who applied early to several highly selective schools. Each of them had varying reasons for why they chose to apply early, and each had several insights to share.
Billionaire Ken Griffin ’89 Breaks with DeSantis on ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Expansion Amid Criticism at GSAS
Jokes That Aren’t Funny: Racism and Harassment in Student Traditions
Michael Smith Returns To Administration As Interim SEAS Dean
‘Happy Place’ Review: An Ambitious Emily Henry Novel
The Hardest Courses at Harvard