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Vivi E. Lu

Crimson staff writer Vivi E. Lu can be reached at vivi.lu@thecrimson.com.

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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.

Harvard College Admissions Visitor Center Lawn
Central Administration

Supreme Court To Consider Taking Up Harvard Admissions Lawsuit During June 10 Conference

Supreme Court justices will discuss whether to take up a case against Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies during their weekly conference on June 10, with a decision on whether to accept the petition from anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions likely coming as soon as June 14.

Harvard College Admissions Visitor Center
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.

Admissions & Financial Aid Administrative Offices
College

‘No Persuasive Evidence’: Harvard Files Brief Opposing Students for Fair Admissions’ Petition to SCOTUS

Harvard filed an opposition brief Monday urging the Supreme Court to reject a petition by anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions, which in February requested the court review a lower court’s decision to uphold Harvard’s race-conscious admissions practices.

Johnston Gate
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.

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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.

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Harvard To Launch Review of Placement Exam Process in Effort To Improve Student Support, Communication

The Office of Undergraduate Education is initiating a review of Harvard College’s placement exam system and determining how to improve student support and communications during the process, according to OUE Director of Academic Policy Sarah E. Champlin-Scharff.

Admissions & Financial Aid Administrative Offices
College

Students for Fair Admissions Petitions SCOTUS to Take Up Suit Against Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions

The anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions petitioned the United States Supreme Court Thursday to review a lower court’s decision upholding Harvard’s race-conscious admissions practices, marking the latest development in a nearly seven-year-long, high-profile legal battle that could determine the future of race-conscious admissions in higher education.

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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