The Life Legacy of William Fitzsimmons

Harvard’s Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, William Fitzsimmons, has been the decider-in-chief of Harvard’s undergraduate admissions office for 32 years. So Harvard’s admissions practices and the thousands of admitted students who have gone on to graduate from Harvard over the last few decades are, in many ways, his life’s … 

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Dean Fitzsimmons Gets It Wrong

When testifying in federal court this week, Harvard University Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William Fitzsimmons got it wrong when asked why Harvard recruits only people within ‘sparse country’ (e.g., states like Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, etc.) who are labeled as white, other, or unknown in the admissions process. … 

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Harvard’s Dean of Admissions Takes the Stand

Longtime readers of our blog know that we like to infuse some drama in our writings about the highly selective college admissions process. After all, we write about the college admissions process every day. Weekdays. Weekends. Christmas Day. Yom Kippur. Without these infusions of drama, well, we’d get bored and … 

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Harvard Dean of Admissions

Harvard’s longtime Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, William Fitzsimmons, has added his voice to the growing chorus of voices skeptical of the new Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. Dean Fitzsimmons has always been a tell-it-like-it-is admissions official (much like Penn’s Eric Furda) and we echo his comments, as … 

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