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Maryland Businessman Accused of Paying $1.5 MILLION in Bribes to Get His Sons Into Harvard

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A Maryland businessman and an ex-Harvard fencing coach were arrested and charged with conspiring to secure the admission of the former’s two sons to the Ivy League university in exchange for bribes.

Jie “Jack” Zhao, 61, allegedly paid Peter Brand, 67, more than $1.5 million over the course of several years, which came in the form of money, a house, a car and college tuition payments for his child.

Harvard PhD Students Create Map Displaying Anti-Asian Aggression in Boston, NYC

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Two Harvard University Ph.D. students have created a crowdsourced map displaying anti-Asian aggression in Boston and New York amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The map, which was created by Boram Lee and Ja Young Choi using Google “My Maps,” shows more than 40 markers that represent verbal and/or physical aggression towards Asian Americans in Boston and New York, according to Boston Globe.

Student Rejected for Harvard’s Early Admission Makes Fire ‘Please Let Me In’ Rap Video

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An Asian man created a rap video titled “Harvard Please Let Me In” after his admission to one of the most prestigious universities in the world was deferred.

Ethan Kim filmed a rap music video where he pleads for Harvard University to let him attend the school. In the last part of the song’s chorus, Kim raps, “Harvard, admit me, you know you want to / Just you wait and see how much I can do.”

Harvard Does Not Discriminate Against Asian Americans, Judge Rules

Harvard University does not discriminate against Asian Americans in its admissions process, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

In her 130-page decision, U.S. District Court Judge Allison Burroughs rejected the argument of the plaintiff, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), a group claiming that the Ivy League university held Asians to higher standards compared to Black and Hispanic applicants.