University | 9:26 pm | June 27, 2013 | By Amy Wang

Admissions Office bolsters low-income outreach

For the class of 2017, the admissions round is finally complete. But now — with all the letters mailed and the acceptances confirmed — the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is working toward improving recruitment and outreach strategies for specific populations in future admissions rounds. In a Thursday press release, the Admissions Office announced a new »

University | 9:22 pm | June 24, 2013 | By Amy Wang

Supreme Court issues affirmative action ruling

After months of deliberation, the Supreme Court released on Monday its highly-anticipated ruling on the use of affirmative action in college admissions, though the decision has already sparked controversy for sidestepping major issues and  avoiding a conclusive judgment on the constitutionality of affirmative action. The case, Fisher v. Texas, was first brought to federal court »

University | 7:43 pm | June 6, 2013 | By Amy Wang

Samantha Power ’92 named ambassador to UN

Following President Barack Obama’s Wednesday announcement of Susan Rice as his new top national security adviser, Samantha Power ’92 has been named to take on Rice’s former role as United States ambassador to the United Nations. Power, who began her career as a journalist covering the Yugoslav Wars and later served as the founding executive »

University | 9:44 pm | May 30, 2013 | By Amy Wang

Thomas Friedman dispenses job-hunting advice

What’s the best way to get a job in today’s world? According to a May 28 article written by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, academic degrees no longer matter — rather, employers have begun to rely on unique aptitude tests that measure skills that have nothing to do with what an applicant studied in »

University | 7:41 pm | May 28, 2013 | By Amy Wang

Harvard College dean to step down

Harvard announced today that the Dean of Harvard College — Evelynn M. Hammonds, the first woman and first African American to hold the position — will step down this summer, following close on the heels of a recent scandal over private email searches in which she was involved. Hammonds’ decision to leave her 5-year position »