Board Candidates Want Harvard to Be Free

January 15, 2016

A slate of candidates for Harvard University's Board of Overseers is running a campaign in the alumni election on the platform of making the university free, The New York Times reported. The slate also wants Harvard to reveal more information about how it make admissions decisions. The candidates believe that such information may reveal discrimination against Asian-American applicants. While the Board of Overseers (whose members are elected by Harvard alumni) is an influential player in Harvard governance, the university is ultimately governed by the Harvard Corporation.

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