University | 3:14 pm | December 1, 2012 | By Amy Wang

Harvard sees increase in early applications

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Harvard has received 4,856 early applications this year, marking a nearly 15 percent increase from last year’s figure. This round of applications is only the second year that the school reinstated its early action program after eliminating it in 2007. The admissions office sent offers of acceptance to 18 percent of the 4,228 students who »

University | 1:26 am | November 15, 2012 | By Joseph Tisch

Harvard updates alcohol regulations


As Yalies prepare to take Harvard by storm for The Game this weekend, they may need to leave their beer pong plans behind. After a Nov. 6 meeting, Harvard faculty and administrators voted nearly unanimously to put into effect a new alcohol policy that aims to establish more explicit guidelines for students’ private parties and dorm »

University | 10:16 pm | October 12, 2012 | By Rishabh Bhandari

After Harvard rejection, family sues admissions counselor

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Many complain about the cost of college today, but there are few who can rival the costs that face Hong Kong couple Gerald and Lily Chow. The couple had funneled over $2 million to U.S.-based college admissions consultant Mark Zimny after he promised to use his connections and advice to get the Chows’ two sons »

University | 8:15 pm | September 26, 2012 | By Gavan Gideon

Harvard endowment falls .05 percent

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Harvard University’s endowment fell to $30.7 billion in the latest fiscal year after experiencing a 0.05 percent loss in investments. The slight decline of the largest endowment in higher education is a substantial reversal from fiscal year 2011, when the school reported a 21.4 percent return on investments. Equities in emerging markets were hit particularly »