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College admissions scam rekindles scrutiny of Kushner's Harvard acceptance, $2.5M pledge

College admissions scam rekindles scrutiny of Kushner's Harvard acceptance, $  2.5M pledgeThe college admissions bribery scandal has placed a fresh focus on how Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, got into Harvard.



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David Hogg: Parkland shooting survivor taunted by Fox News host wins place at Harvard

David Hogg: Parkland shooting survivor taunted by Fox News host wins place at HarvardIn mid-December, Harvard’s early-entry candidates began logging onto the application status portal to learn whether they’d been accepted to one of the world’s most prestigious universities. For David Hogg, it was the last laugh. “Thank you all for the well wishes,” Mr Hogg tweeted Saturday morning.



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Harvard Scientists Say Aliens May Explain Bizarre Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua (But Probably Not)

Harvard Scientists Say Aliens May Explain Bizarre Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua (But Probably Not)Oddball space rock ‘Oumuamua, discovered over a year ago, is the first interstellar object to visit our solar system and is unlike any comet or asteroid observed before. Two astronomers with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) recently took a closer look at the cigar-shaped object’s unusual acceleration during its trip through our solar system, to figure out what may have caused the unexpected boost in the object’s motion. Such acceleration during orbit is characteristic of comets, because their icy bodies evaporate, expelling water vapor that propels the objects.



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AP Explains: Harvard bias lawsuit heading to trial

AP Explains: Harvard bias lawsuit heading to trialBOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process is heading to trial in Boston's federal court.



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Harvard Says Kavanaugh Won’t Be Teaching His Supreme Court Class In January

Harvard Says Kavanaugh Won’t Be Teaching His Supreme Court Class In JanuaryHarvard Law School dean John F. Manning informed students last week that,



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Harvard Law School Dean Won’t Say If Brett Kavanaugh Still Has A Job

Harvard Law School Dean Won’t Say If Brett Kavanaugh Still Has A JobIn response to student protests over the sexual assault allegations against



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Harvard Law Students Say School Should Reconsider Brett Kavanaugh's Teaching Job

Harvard Law Students Say School Should Reconsider Brett Kavanaugh's Teaching JobFour Harvard Law students are calling on their school to reconsider whether



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'Start Here' podcast: Asian-American students claim discrimination at Harvard

'Start Here' podcast: Asian-American students claim discrimination at HarvardThe Department of Justice said it's siding with the students. ABC News' Brad Mielke reports.



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U.S. argues Harvard admissions policies harm Asian-Americans

U.S. argues Harvard admissions policies harm Asian-AmericansThe U.S. Justice Department on Thursday backed a lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants, throwing its support behind a case that could impact the use of race-based college admissions. The department, which has been investigating Harvard for potential civil rights violations over its affirmative action policy, made its argument in documents filed in federal court in Boston, where the case is scheduled to go to trial in October. The Justice Department argued that Harvard had failed to prove that its use of race as a factor in deciding which students to admit had not resulted in it illegally discriminating against Asian-Americans.



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Trump administration backs Asian-American students in race case against Harvard University

Trump administration backs Asian-American students in race case against Harvard UniversityThe Trump administration has sided with Asian-American students in a lawsuit alleging Harvard University has failed to demonstrate it does not discriminate on the basis of race. Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) filed a lawsuit against Harvard in 2014 alleging the university discriminates against Asian-American applicants by setting caps on the number of Asian-American students. The filing marks another instance of the administration’s efforts to encourage more race-neutral admission practices.



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