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The Harvard Bias Suit by Asian-Americans: 5 Key Issues

The Harvard Bias Suit by Asian-Americans: 5 Key Issues

A ruling in the case that accused Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants is not expected for several months.
‘They’re Not Fact-Checking’: How Lies on College Applications Can Slip Through the Net

‘They’re Not Fact-Checking’: How Lies on College Applications Can Slip Through the Net

The pressure on prospective students to lie or embellish in their college applications has intensified, admissions officers say, and colleges are doing little in the way of fact-checking.
‘They’re Not Fact-Checking’: How Lies on College Applications Can Slip Through the Net

‘They’re Not Fact-Checking’: How Lies on College Applications Can Slip Through the Net

The pressure on prospective students to lie or embellish in their college applications has intensified, admissions officers say, and colleges are doing little in the way of fact-checking.
Challengers of Affirmative Action Have a New Target: New York City’s Elite High Schools

Challengers of Affirmative Action Have a New Target: New York City’s Elite High Schools

Stuyvesant High School is the most competitive of the eight test-in specialized schools in New York City.
6 Takeaways From the Times’s Investigation Into T.M. Landry

6 Takeaways From the Times’s Investigation Into T.M. Landry

Former students of T.M. Landry College Preparatory School.
6 Takeaways From the Times’s Investigation Into T.M. Landry

6 Takeaways From the Times’s Investigation Into T.M. Landry

Former students of T.M. Landry College Preparatory School.
Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality.

Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality.

Former T.M. Landry students, clockwise from top left: Bryson Sassau, Liana Williams, Dawson Lewis, Avery Lewis, Ana Howard, Nyjal Mitchell, Domanick Williams, Laila Viltz, Megan Malveaux and Anthony
Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality.

Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality.

Former T.M. Landry students, clockwise from top left: Bryson Sassau, Liana Williams, Dawson Lewis, Avery Lewis, Ana Howard, Nyjal Mitchell, Domanick Williams, Laila Viltz, Megan Malveaux and Anthony
Bloomberg Gives $1.8 Billion to Johns Hopkins for Student Aid

Bloomberg Gives $1.8 Billion to Johns Hopkins for Student Aid

Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire businessman and former mayor of New York City, speaking at an event in Detroit last month.
Bloomberg Gives $1.8 Billion to Johns Hopkins for Student Aid

Bloomberg Gives $1.8 Billion to Johns Hopkins for Student Aid

Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire businessman and former mayor of New York City, speaking at an event in Detroit last month.
Michael Bloomberg: Why I’m Giving $1.8 Billion for College Financial Aid

Michael Bloomberg: Why I’m Giving $1.8 Billion for College Financial Aid

Looking across Wyman Quad to Shriver Hall on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
With Echoes of Harvard Case, University of California Faces Admissions Scrutiny

With Echoes of Harvard Case, University of California Faces Admissions Scrutiny

Students at the University of California, Berkeley. An academic is accusing the University of California system.
‘It’s Like Reliving My Past’: Harvard Lawsuit Echoes Previous Fight Over Race and Admissions

‘It’s Like Reliving My Past’: Harvard Lawsuit Echoes Previous Fight Over Race and Admissions

L. Ling-chi Wang, a former professor at University of California, Berkeley, in San Francisco earlier this month.
Getting Into Harvard Is Hard. Here Are 4 Ways Applicants Get an Edge.

Getting Into Harvard Is Hard. Here Are 4 Ways Applicants Get an Edge.

The federal case against Harvard University brought to light several factors that give applicants an edge.
Getting Into Harvard Is Hard. Here Are 4 Ways Applicants Get an Edge.

Getting Into Harvard Is Hard. Here Are 4 Ways Applicants Get an Edge.

The federal case against Harvard University brought to light several factors that give applicants an edge.
The Harvard Trial: A Double-Edged Sword for College Admissions

The Harvard Trial: A Double-Edged Sword for College Admissions

The Harvard admissions trial has revealed clear advantages for certain students, but has also shed light on the school’s commitment to diversity.
The Harvard Trial: A Double-Edged Sword for College Admissions

The Harvard Trial: A Double-Edged Sword for College Admissions

The Harvard admissions trial has revealed clear advantages for certain students, but has also shed light on the school’s commitment to diversity.
A 5-Year-Old’s 15-Page Résumé Captivates China

A 5-Year-Old’s 15-Page Résumé Captivates China

A Shanghai primary school in February. The competition for seats at top schools in China is notoriously cutthroat.
A 5-Year-Old’s 15-Page Résumé Captivates China

A 5-Year-Old’s 15-Page Résumé Captivates China

A Shanghai primary school in February. The competition for seats at top schools in China is notoriously cutthroat.