Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Harvard Latino and Black Admissions Drop, While Asian American Admits Rise After Lawsuit That Alleges Harvard of Race-Conscious Admissions

Harvard University had admitted a record number of Asian American students to its class of 2027, which has experts wary of considering the drop in admissions of most other minority groups. It comes as the Supreme Court continues deliberations on a lawsuit against Harvard alleging race-conscious admissions discriminate against white and Asian students. In a […]

Latina Ethnic Scholar and Professor Calls for Academic Change and Diversifying Efforts in Academia

One of the country’s leading scholars, Lorgia García-Peña, discloses in a new book the harassment and “institutional violence” she faced while working as a faculty member at Harvard University. Garcia-Peña’s book, “Community as Rebellion: A Syllabus for Surviving Academia as a Woman of Color,” describes her experience working at a predominantly white university and highlights […]

Study reveals the death toll after Hurricane Maria was more than 4,600 people and not 64

According to a Harvard study released yesterday, Hurricane Maria likely killed thousands of people in Puerto Rico last year, more than 70 times the official estimate. “Our results indicate that the official death count of 64 is a substantial underestimate of the true burden of mortality after Hurricane Maria,” the study says. Authorities in Puerto […]