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Idil Tuysuzoglu

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Department of Justice

Experts: Harvard, Yale Probes Signal Future Federal Attacks On Affirmative Action

The parallel probes, experts say, show the Trump administration is preparing to launch future attacks against affirmative action programs at universities across the country.

Mass. Hall construction
On Campus

Bacow Begins Working in Massachusetts Hall as Renovation Nears Completion

The summer renovation of Massachusetts Hall prevented University President Lawrence S. Bacow from immediately taking his rightful seat in the ancestral workspace of Harvard presidents past.

Stanford University

Stanford Will Stop Reporting Its Acceptance Rate. Harvard Won't. It May Not Matter

Stanford University, arguably the most selective institution of higher education in the United States, will no longer report its acceptance rate starting fall 2018. Experts say it probably won't make a difference.

The New Smith Center
Student Groups

A Look Inside the Smith Campus Center, Harvard's New 'Living Room'

When visitors enter the newly opened Smith Campus Center, they'll walk past green, plant-covered walls before grabbing a cup of coffee and finding a comfy seat.

The New Smith Center
On Campus

With Sunflowers and Snacks, Smith Center Opens Its Doors

Harvard affiliates and visitors crowded the Smith Campus Center for its public opening Tuesday. “Seeing all the plants and greenery inside of here feels like home,” said one student.

J. Press
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Icon J. Press to Close Cambridge Store

Historic men’s clothing boutique J. Press — a Harvard Square fixture for 86 years — is closing its Mt. Auburn St. store at the end of August, citing increasing rents in the past several years.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Kavanaugh’s Nomination May Jeopardize Affirmative Action, Experts Say

If Kavanaugh is confirmed, he will replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who is known for being the Supreme Court’s “swing vote.”

Admissions Lawsuit

An Inflection Point: High Stakes as Harvard Admissions Trial Approaches

Now several years into legal proceedings, much remains at stake as a lawsuit over Harvard's admissions policies advances.

Elizabeth Warren Portrait
Harvard Law School

Tensions and Tenure: Elizabeth Warren at the Law School

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth A. Warren came up for tenure at Harvard Law School in 1993, and her review proved a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender at the school.

Romaine Lettuce

Despite Nationwide Recall, HUDS Romaine Lettuce Not Affected

While the affected lettuce comes from Yuma, Arizona, HUDS sources its lettuce from Salinas, Calif., a region unaffected by E. coli.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie To Speak At Class Day

​Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award winning author will address the College’s Class of 2018 at Class Day, the speaker selection committee announced Thursday.

Student Life

Columbia Student Union Votes to Strike After University Refuses to Bargain

Columbia’s graduate student union voted to authorize a strike as a response to the university’s refusal to collectively bargain with students.

Stanford Engineering Comparison Graph

Engineering Programs at Harvard, Stanford Face 'Never-Ending Comparison'

At Harvard and Stanford, different school cultures and environments create differences in experiences, size of the engineering schools.

Minorities Admit Rates Ivies

Admissions Rates at Record Low Across Ivy League, Stanford, MIT

MIT, Stanford, and every member of the Ivy League, with the exception of Yale, set record-low rates for admission to the Class of 2022.

Lil Yachty

Wale and Lil Yachty to Headline Yardfest 2018

Wale is known for songs like “Bad” and “The Matrimony”, while Lil Yachty is famous for “iSpy and “One Night.”