Harvard and its peers should be embarrassed about how few students they educate

That some 55,000 applicants were denied the chance to attend Harvard — which, with its $42 billion endowment, is fully capable of serving more than 1,640 students in an incoming class — is no cause for celebration. Instead, the ever-declining proportion of applicants accepted at such top-ranked universities should spur them to consider making their freshman classes substantially larger. Such a move would be especially appropriate — and, perhaps, more imaginable — after a pandemic year when universities across the country have had to reconceive education in a multitude of ways.

This year’s admissions figures arrive amid an increasingly

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Harvard College Accepts Record-Low 3.43% of Applicants to Class of 2025 | News

Harvard College accepted 3.43 percent of applicants to the Class of 2025 — 1,968 students out of the 57,435 who applied — marking the lowest admissions rate in College history in a year that saw an unprecedented surge in applications.

This year’s record-low admissions rate is down from the 4.92 percent of students admitted to the Class of 2024 and eclipses the previous record-low 4.50 percent of applicants admitted to the Class of 2023. The College saw a record-high number of applicants this year, surpassing the previous record of 43,330 applicants to the Class of 2023 and increasing 43 percent

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Pieter Quinton finds a home with UW crew after his Harvard career ended prematurely

Pieter Quinton was looking forward to the final season of his collegiate rowing career, with years of hard work leading to a spot on the top varsity-eight boat for one of the nation’s premier programs.

That it would happen a year later than planned and at a new university — Washington instead of Harvard — is nothing anyone could have foreseen.

But COVID-19 changed so many plans, and Quinton, who grew up in Portland, has been competing in the Huskies’ top boat heading into Saturday’s season-opening race: the annual Class Day Regatta on the Montlake Cut.

“I feel very fortunate

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Harvard professor leaves university amid claims of tenure denial

A Harvard University professor is leaving the school amid claims that his request to be reviewed for tenure was denied. Cornel West, a philosopher and political activist, announced his decision in an interview with “The Boycott Times” that was published on Monday.The announcement comes weeks after West initially alleged that Harvard University denied his request to be considered for tenure.West says he will be moving to Union Theological Seminary in New York City.”Our struggle for truth and justice continues with style and smiles!” West tweeted Monday afternoon.West left Harvard University once before in 2002 following a dispute with then-university president … Read More

Dozens of leading scientists speak up for Harvard chemist Charles Lieber | News

More than a year after the chair of Harvard University’s chemistry department was arrested for allegedly hiding his receipt of millions of dollars in research funding from China from his university and the US government, dozens of prominent researchers – including many Nobel Prize winners – are coming to Charles Lieber’s defence. They are calling the US Department of Justice (DOJ) case against him ‘unjust’ and urging the agency to drop it.

Following his January 2020 arrest, Lieber was placed on ‘indefinite’ paid administrative leave. The nanoscience pioneer was indicted in June on charges of making false statements to federal

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