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5 Harvard Friends, and a Frank Talk About How They Got In

5 Harvard Friends, and a Frank Talk About How They Got In

From left, Nadine Lee, Charlotte Ruhl, Lauren Marshall, Joseph Felkers and Iman Lavery, all 18 and first-year students at Harvard University, in their dormitory on campus in Cambridge, Mass.
5 Harvard Friends, and a Frank Talk About How They Got In

5 Harvard Friends, and a Frank Talk About How They Got In

From left, Nadine Lee, Charlotte Ruhl, Lauren Marshall, Joseph Felkers and Iman Lavery, all 18 and first-year students at Harvard University, in their dormitory on campus in Cambridge, Mass.
Liberal Hypocrisy in College Admissions?

Liberal Hypocrisy in College Admissions?

A statue of John Harvard overlooks Harvard Yard, the oldest part of Harvard University’s campus.
Is an Extroverted Applicant Better Suited for Harvard Than an Introvert?

Is an Extroverted Applicant Better Suited for Harvard Than an Introvert?

The trial examining whether Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans has raised questions about what character traits elite colleges value.
Is an Extroverted Applicant Better Suited for Harvard Than an Introvert?

Is an Extroverted Applicant Better Suited for Harvard Than an Introvert?

The trial examining whether Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans has raised questions about what character traits elite colleges value.
Do Not Double-Major

Do Not Double-Major

The number college students who double-major has soared in recent years, part of a credentials arms race.
What Would Happen if Harvard Stopped Considering Race in Admissions?

What Would Happen if Harvard Stopped Considering Race in Admissions?

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Harvard proposed ways to maintain diversity without considering applicants’ race.
What Would Happen if Harvard Stopped Considering Race in Admissions?

What Would Happen if Harvard Stopped Considering Race in Admissions?

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Harvard proposed ways to maintain diversity without considering applicants’ race.
Presiding Over the Harvard Admissions Trial: A Judge Who Was Rejected From Harvard

Presiding Over the Harvard Admissions Trial: A Judge Who Was Rejected From Harvard

Day after day, graduates have been filling the witness box in the Harvard affirmative action trial. One person in court who didn’t get into the college: the presiding judge.
Presiding Over the Harvard Admissions Trial: A Judge Who Was Rejected From Harvard

Presiding Over the Harvard Admissions Trial: A Judge Who Was Rejected From Harvard

Day after day, graduates have been filling the witness box in the Harvard affirmative action trial. One person in court who didn’t get into the college: the presiding judge.
Harvard’s Admissions Process, Once Secret, Is Unveiled in Affirmative Action Trial

Harvard’s Admissions Process, Once Secret, Is Unveiled in Affirmative Action Trial

A trial examining whether Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants has revealed a number of secrets about its admissions process.
Harvard’s Admissions Process, Once Secret, Is Unveiled in Affirmative Action Trial

Harvard’s Admissions Process, Once Secret, Is Unveiled in Affirmative Action Trial

A trial examining whether Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants has revealed a number of secrets about its admissions process.
Elitist or Egalitarian: Competing Views of Harvard Emerge in Bias Trial

Elitist or Egalitarian: Competing Views of Harvard Emerge in Bias Trial

Harvard defended itself against accusations that it discriminates on the third day of a federal trial in Boston.
Elitist or Egalitarian: Competing Views of Harvard Emerge in Bias Trial

Elitist or Egalitarian: Competing Views of Harvard Emerge in Bias Trial

Harvard defended itself against accusations that it discriminates on the third day of a federal trial in Boston.
I’m an Asian-American Harvard Alumnus. Affirmative Action Works.

I’m an Asian-American Harvard Alumnus. Affirmative Action Works.

Students supporting Harvard's admission policy in Cambridge, Mass., on Sunday. In federal court on Monday, Harvard defended the policy against charges that it discriminated against Asian-American
Harvard Admissions Dean Testifies as Affirmative Action Trial Begins

Harvard Admissions Dean Testifies as Affirmative Action Trial Begins

Harvard University says it seeks a diverse student body, but denies that it discriminates on racial grounds to achieve it. A lawsuit accusing the school of unfairly penalizing Asian-American
Harvard Admissions Dean Testifies as Affirmative Action Trial Begins

Harvard Admissions Dean Testifies as Affirmative Action Trial Begins

Harvard University says it seeks a diverse student body, but denies that it discriminates on racial grounds to achieve it. A lawsuit accusing the school of unfairly penalizing Asian-American
On Eve of Harvard Bias Trial, Dueling Rallies Show Rifts Among Asian-Americans

On Eve of Harvard Bias Trial, Dueling Rallies Show Rifts Among Asian-Americans

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Copley Square in Boston on Sunday to protest Harvard’s admissions practices. A trial begins on Monday that will examine whether the university discriminates
What’s at Stake in the Harvard Lawsuit? Decades of Debate Over Race in Admissions

What’s at Stake in the Harvard Lawsuit? Decades of Debate Over Race in Admissions

A lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants will go to trial on Monday. The case is widely seen as a referendum on affirmative action.