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From choosing the right test, to crafting the perfect essay—here's how to hack the college admissions process without committing fraud.
Closing the Athletic Side Door
Are local colleges finally ready to get serious about oversight of their sports programs?
Who’s Watching the College Counselors?
The vast majority of independent college consultants won’t land you in federal court. But in a largely unregulated field, how do you know what’s ethical, what’s not, and when to run away?
Will It Be Harder to Get Extra Time on the SAT?
The admissions debacle brought to light another way wealthy families game the system—by unfairly getting special accommodations for college entrance exams. But that’s only part of the problem.
The Key Players
Get to know the biggest names being charged in Boston federal court as part of the biggest college admissions scandal in U.S. history.
The Interview: Ronald Sullivan Jr.
The famous Harvard law professor talks about free speech, representing Harvey Weinstein, and his controversial ouster as a faculty dean for undergrads on campus.
Man Who Made Racist Threats about Harvard’s Black Commencement Sentenced to Prison
Nicholas Zuckerman threatened violence against black students on Harvard’s Instagram page in 2017.
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Harvard Suspends Star Economics Professor after Sexual Harassment Complaints
An investigation concluded he engaged in unwelcome sexual conduct toward people.
Rick Snyder Has Officially Been Run out of Town
The former Michigan governor, under fire for his role in the Flint water crisis, will no longer be a Harvard fellow.
There Will Be a 2020 Freshman Class at Hampshire College
A windfall of donations is keeping the quirky college afloat.
NAACP, Lawyers for Civil Rights Call for Overhaul of BPS Exam School Admissions
Critics have long argued that the system disproportionately excludes black and Latinx students from the city’s most prestigious public schools.
Uh Oh: The Harvard Fencing Scandal Has Prompted a Federal Investigation
A dad’s suspicious home purchase has caught the attention of the feds.
Parkland Survivor Kyle Kashuv’s Admission to Harvard Revoked
Screenshots of Kashuv using racial slurs circulated on social media in May.
Welcome to Camp Stress
When did sending your kid to sleepaway camp become the most dreaded part of the summer?
Graduation Speaker Showdown!
Harvard and MIT’s graduation speakers go head to head.
Massachusetts Is Top State for High Schools, U.S. News and World Report Says
In a ranking of 17,000 schools, we came out on top.