Harvard Values Humor and Grit

Does Harvard University value a good sense of humor? You bet the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based school appreciates a candidate who knows how to laugh and inspires others to laugh, too. And you bet the school appreciates a candidate with resolve and strength of character. Heck, it’s not like we haven’t written … 

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Harvard Grad Thanks 6th Grade Teacher

Our earliest teachers are often our most important teachers. Harvard University and one of its graduating students took the opportunity to recognize one such teacher this commencement season. As “CNN” reports in an inspiring piece entitled “A 6th-grade teacher wrote ‘Invite me to your Harvard graduation!’ — 21 years later, … 

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Homeless Student Earns Admission to Harvard

A young man who has overcome homelessness has earned admission to Harvard University. Richard “Tre” Jenkins, not to be confused with the famous actor but with actor good looks, lived for years in a North Philadelphia homeless shelter. He was bullied by his peers, even called “Harvard” because they deemed … 

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Harvard Class of 2022 Yield

What percentage of students admitted to Harvard University’s Class of 2022 chose to matriculate, you ask? The answer is 82%. That’s right. Only 18% of students admitted to Harvard chose to say no. It’s a figure that’s actually down two percentage points from last year when a record-high 84% of … 

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The Earnings of Harvard’s President

How much did Harvard’s outgoing president, Drew Faust, earn in 2016? We know you stayed up late last night wondering. Well, wonder no more. The answer is $1.5 million. It was a bump from the $1.4 million she collected in 2015 and up from the $1.2 million she earned in … 

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Ivy League Marriages

One of the advantages of attending an Ivy League university is the opportunity to surround oneself with other intellectually curious and talented young people. These intellectually curious and talented young people can become lifelong friends. They can become business contacts and/or casual acquaintances. And, yes, one special someone can become … 

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Princeton Transfer Admits

Princeton University, which reinstated a transfer admissions process after being the lone Ivy League university that didn’t admit transfer students for years, released decisions yesterday to transfer applicants. Of the 1,429 students who applied for transfer admission to Princeton this year, 13 earned admission. This means that Princeton offered admission … 

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2018 Ivy League Commencement Speakers

Who will be addressing graduates at the eight Ivy League universities this commencement season? Wonder no more. Each and every year, our nation’s top universities compete for who will land the best commencement speaker. Maybe it’ll be a politician. Or a comedian. Or an author or athlete. Maybe it’ll be … 

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Dartmouth LGBT Community

We have long championed Dartmouth College as one of the most LGBTQIA-friendly universities in America. If you’re an older reader of our college admissions blog and you find yourself scratching your head with memories of then-student Laura Ingraham outing members of the school’s GSA, know that the Dartmouth of today … 

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