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Harvard gathers data on applicants under the four headings viz., “growth and potential,” “interests and activities,” “character and personality,” and “contribution to the Harvard community”. The data are gathered from various questions in the application form and other means such as recommendation letters, support documents...

Harvard argues it considers each applicant through an individualized, holistic review having the goal of creating a vibrant academic community that exposes students to a wide-range of differences:  background, ideas, experiences, talents and aspirations*.  Diversity brings vibrancy and Harvard’s diversity objective is not in question. The...

What happened in UVA campus, Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday and a demonstration within the UVA campus on Friday evening opens up several questions. To my mind, at least, one of them is about how should Universities respond to the ideas of racial supremacy? Civilization is on...

RAISE ACT is an acronym for the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act. The bill is introduced in US Senate in 2017. The bill proposes, among other things, the two most important items for professionals viz., (a) reduction in the overall number of...

Article 1(A)(2) of the 1951 Convention defines a refugee as an individual who is outside his or her country of nationality or habitual residence who is unable or unwilling to return due to a well-founded fear of persecution based on his or her race, religion,...

Kohl was chancellor for 16 years. He worked tirelessly for the reunification of West and East Germany. The country divided at the end of World War II was united. Citizens were united. There are several reunification still pending well into 21st century. No one knows...