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Nia L. Orakwue

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Admissions

81 Republican Lawmakers File Amicus Brief Supporting SFFA in Harvard Affirmative Action Lawsuit

More than 80 Republican lawmakers filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court on Monday supporting anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions’ lawsuit against Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

Primal Scream
Student Life

At Stroke of Midnight, Students Strip and Streak in Spring Primal Scream

At the stroke of midnight Wednesday, more than a hundred Harvard students shed their clothes and inhibitions to take a naked lap around Harvard Yard.

Admissions & Financial Aid Administrative Offices
College

As Acceptance Rates Fall, Some Ivy League Universities Stop Publicizing Admissions Data

As acceptance rates to the country’s most selective universities fall to all-time lows each year, more and more elite schools have stopped promoting key admissions data, including acceptance numbers and demographic breakdowns.

Supreme Court
University

SFFA Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Precedents Upholding Affirmative Action in Filing for Harvard, UNC Cases

The anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions asked the United States Supreme Court to ban affirmative action in American higher education by overturning precedents that allow universities to consider race as a factor in admissions in a brief filed with the court Monday.

Visitas
Student Life

‘The Deciding Factor’: Admitted Students Swarm Campus for First In-Person Visitas Since 2019

Prospective freshmen clad in Harvard merch and red lanyards swarmed campus this weekend for the College’s first in-person Visitas since 2019.

Visitas Is Back
College

In-Person Visitas Set to Return After Two-Year Hiatus

After welcoming the past two undergraduate classes to Harvard virtually, the College will greet admitted students in the Class of 2026 during the first in-person Visitas weekend since 2019.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Admissions

Who Gets Likely Letters?

Colleges send likely letters to prospective students to notify them they are likely to be admitted on the official decision release date. To receive one is rare: In the past, Harvard College has sent roughly 200 to recruited athletes and 100 to non-athletes.

Class of 2026 Reax
College Administration

‘Surreal,’ ‘Thrilled’: Applicants React to Admission to Class of 2026

Students admitted to the Class of 2026 expressed shock, excitement, and disbelief upon receiving their Harvard acceptances.

11-2 Trial
Alumni

As Supreme Court Hearing Approaches, Harvard's Lead Lawyers Reflect on Time at the College

Over 50 years William F. Lee ’72 and Seth P. Waxman ’73, Harvard’s race-conscious admissions practices are in jeopardy as a lawsuit alleging discrimination against Asian-American applicants heads to the Supreme Court in the fall. The court agreed to hear the case filed against Harvard by anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions alongside a similar lawsuit against the University of North Carolina.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College Administration

As Tuition Rises 3%, Harvard College Raises Non-Contribution Threshold to Expand Financial Aid

Beginning with the Class of 2026, families with annual incomes under $75,000 will pay nothing to attend Harvard College — marking a $10,000 increase from the previous threshold — the College announced Thursday evening.

Harvard Admissions
Admissions

Harvard College Accepts Record-Low 3.19% of Applicants to Class of 2026

Harvard College accepted 3.19 percent of applicants to its Class of 2026 — the lowest rate in the school’s history — as it saw a record high number of candidates apply for the second straight year.

Supreme Court
College

The Supreme Court is Set to Hear a Challenge to Affirmative Action at Harvard. Here’s What Every Justice Has Said on the Issue.

With the retirement of one of its justices on the horizon, the Supreme Court is preparing to hear a case that could decide the future of affirmative action in higher education.

Nidhi Patel ’22 and Marissa G. Sumathipala ’22
College Life

Two Harvard Seniors Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Neuroscience concentrators Nidhi Patel ’22 and Marissa G. Sumathipala ’22 were among 23 students in the United States tapped for the 2022 Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Gates Cambridge announced in early February.

Admissions and Financial Aid Office
College

As Transfer Deadline Nears, Current Students Reflect on their Experiences

As the deadline for transfer student applicants comes closer, students who transferred reflected upon their experiences.

Comaroff Walkout
College

Hundreds Rally Against Harvard’s Handling Comaroff Sexual Harassment Claims

Students rallied in support of sexual harassment survivors in the wake of a lawsuit charging that Harvard mishandled sexual misconduct allegations against professor John L. Comaroff.

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