Harvard Fraternities and Sororities

Regular readers of our college admissions blog may remember when we wrote last year about how Harvard’s administration, in an attempt to foster inclusivity and diversity, implemented measures to curb the influence of all-male and all-female finals clubs at the university. Indeed students who chose to become members of these … 

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College Admissions and Facebook

Colleges obviously use Facebook as a forum to recruit students to apply to their school and to recruit students to attend once they’ve been accepted. But what colleges are doing this the most successfully? Let’s take a look at a “US News & World Report” chart by Ryan Lytle as … 

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Harvard University Students

There’s a “CNN” article today that lists eight highly successful Harvard dropouts – no, not Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates. We suppose the founders of Facebook and Microsoft have become too ubiquitous with the term Harvard dropout that “CNN” wanted to explore some less well known ones. So who tops … 

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Harvard Admissions

There is an editorial in today’s “Boston Globe” that the return of Early Action to Harvard makes the admissions process more equitable: “The admissions advantage for athletes has been a source of contention at Harvard for decades. A situation in which athletes get an early word, but few other applicants … 

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Premed Applicants

There was a great article in yesterday’s “The Harvard Crimson” that explored how students who arrive at Harvard and want to get on the premed path often end up changing their minds. The article points out that many students with an interest in medicine are exposed to medicine from an … 

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Harvard ROTC Applicants

The administration at Harvard decided this week to reinstate the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program on campus. Since 1970, the ROTC program had been discontinued at Harvard as a result of student protests to the Vietnam War and remained inactive due to the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell … 

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