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Harvard Reacts: Controversy over Admissions Practices

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We scoured Harvard's campus to hear from a wide variety of perspectives.

Recently, the Justice Department announced that it will investigate Harvard's admissions practices, and now the university has come under public scrutiny:

"Admission should be based on one factor: How many 501c3s have you founded?"
        –Alex R. Watson ’20, Founder of Kids Taking on Chlamydia

“The Committee on Admissions has completed its deliberations, and after careful consideration, I am very sorry to inform you that we cannot offer you a response at this time."
        –William R. Fitzsimmons ‘67, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

"I’m for color blind admissions. Red-green color blind, specifically."
        –Wyatt Worthington III ’18, President of the Pee Club

"What, like it’s hard to get in?"
        –Elle Woods, J.D ‘04

"Although Harvard's population is 50 percent white, 20 percent Asian, and 15 percent black, it's important to remember that we are ALL 70 percent water."
        –Derek Spellings '10, Author of the Internet comment, "There is only one race: the human race"

"Worked out for me."
        -Jared Kushner '03, Senior Adviser to the President

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