Women comprise 51.7 percent of the Class of 2024 so far, with more than ever headed for a concentration in the sciences.
Harvard accepted 895 students to the Class of 2024 today from a pool of 6,424 who applied under the early action program, with additional candidates slated to be admitted in March as part of the regular-decision process.
“We are excited about the many accomplishments of this group, and we
are enormously grateful to the faculty, students, and alumni who helped
to attract these extraordinarily talented students to Harvard,” said
William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid.
Women comprise 51.7 percent of those admitted thus far, compared with 51.2 percent last year and 47.2 percent two years ago. “This is an encouraging result, and certainly a long way from the 4-to-1 male-to-female ratio of decades ago,” said Fitzsimmons. “Continued increases in the percentages of women interested in the physical sciences, engineering, and computer science bode well for the future, especially in the light of the opening of the new facility for the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) this fall.” MORE
Stories of people committed to public purpose and to making a positive difference in communities throughout the country.
“If you’re at an elite private school or a magnet public school where
the norm is going to a four-year college, then you can basically just
follow the current,” she said. “But if that’s not the norm, you’re left
to discover it on your own,” as school staff are often overstretched,
and family and friends may not have the time or firsthand knowledge to
provide much guidance.
And that’s the reason Wheeler founded the Harvard Club of Seattle’s Crimson Achievement Program (CAP) in 2018. The initiative helps illuminate the path to college for high-potential ninth- and 10th-graders from Western Washington school districts in low-income areas. MORE
5 conseils pour réussir votre lettre de motivation
Vous souhaitez intégrer Sciences Po en 2020 ? Première étape de votre
parcours du candidat, le dossier, et notamment sa pièce maîtresse : la
lettre de motivation. Avant de vous lancer, quelques conseils et rappels
utiles pour venir à bout de cet exercice.
Il était une fois…vous : racontez une belle histoire
Qu’est-ce qui vous donne envie d’avoir un impact sur le monde ? À
Sciences Po, nous recherchons des candidats qui souhaitent transformer
leur talent en pouvoir d’agir. En racontant dans votre lettre une
histoire personnelle, vous éclairez vos motivations, attestez de votre
engagement et donnez du sens à votre candidature.
Votre lettre est à vous et à personne d’autre
Bien sûr, il est toujours bénéfique de demander un avis extérieur sur
votre lettre. Mais ne multipliez ni les relecteurs, ni les révisions :
si quelques ajustements peuvent améliorer l’ensemble, des changements
trop nombreux peuvent dénaturer votre texte et au final lui faire perdre
tout authenticité. Or, vous êtes la personne la mieux placée pour
connaître et évoquer vos talents et vos compétences. Vous devez vous
retrouver dans la version finale de la lettre, et en être fier.
N’oubliez pas que, si vous êtes admissible et que vous allez à l’oral, vous devez pouvoir parler et commenter chaque mot sans difficulté.
The new TIME 100 Next list features rising stars
from all over the world shaping the future of business, entertainment,
sports, politics, science, health and other sectors.
“Although this focus lends itself to a younger group, we intentionally had no age cap — a recognition that ascents can begin at any age. The TIME 100 Next members all have grand ambitions, and they know they may face even greater setbacks. But by and large, ‘they are driven by hope.’ They are eager to defy the odds — and fight for a better future,” the magazine says.
The 2019 list pays homage to eight people from Africa. They are: MORE
From November 18-22, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S.
Department of Education are celebrating International Education Week
(IEW) by encouraging Americans to seek opportunities to study abroad and
welcoming international students to study in the United States.
International education makes the United States stronger, forging
lasting connections between Americans and peers in other countries,
bringing benefits to local communities, and generating knowledge to
solve shared challenges.
During IEW, events at schools, universities and communities across
the United States and around the world will focus on the importance of
international education in fostering security and economic growth and
highlight why more students should experience international education.
To open IEW, the State Department, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, released the annual Open Doors report
of data and trends in international academic mobility. In academic
year 2018/19, for the fourth year in a row, more than one million
international students studied at U.S. institutions of higher education,
with an increase of .05 percent over last year. The number of American
students studying abroad also increased by 2.7 percent from the prior
year, to 341,751 Americans.
Former Harvard undergraduate Damilare Sonoiki ’13 filed a lawsuit
against the University Oct. 21 alleging that the College unfairly
withheld and ultimately denied him his degree after three fellow
students accused him of sexual assault.
Sonoiki was set to
graduate in May 2013. Two days before Commencement, however, two women
formally filed formal sexual misconduct complaints against him.
still spoke as the Harvard Orator on Class Day and walked at
graduation. Still, he was denied a degree because he was involved in a
pending investigation. Several days later, the third woman filed an
additional complaint against Sonoiki.
On Nov. 19, 2013, the
Administrative Board found Sonoki responsible for the accusations,
required him to withdraw from the College, and recommended his dismissal
to the Faculty Council, according to his legal complaint. On Dec. 10,
2014, the Council dismissed Sonoki. He never received his undergraduate
In November 2019, an all-day Global Education Conference to convene embassy representatives, the private sector, universities, think tanks, U.S. government, international multi-lateral organizations and other educational institutions to discuss the latest developments in education and, specifically, the issues that are critical to foreign students coming to the United States and their foreign governments, which have a vested interest in finding top educational opportunities for their nationals, will take place in Washington DC. Among the myriad of topics we will examine are future education trends, including the skills needed to adapt to a 21st-century world, as well as other pertinent political developments affecting the field.
Our world is a place where cyberattacks can happen
instantaneously. That’s why the security and resilience of critical
infrastructure requires constant vigilance against cyber threats.
Led by Faculty Chair James Waldo, this one-week
program focuses on the intersection of policy and technology, as well as
how, together, they can address the critical threats of a cyber world.
The objective is to provide technologists and policymakers with a
conceptual framework for the design of both cybersecurity policy and