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January 15, 2016

Candidates for Harvard Board Want to Eliminate Undergraduate Tuition

A five-person ticket of candidates for Harvard's Board of Overseers is using its campaign to push the storied institution to stop charging tuition for undergraduate students, The New York Times reports. The group is also raising questions about race-based admissions and the treatment of Asian-American applicants. 

The Board of Overseers helps guide the university's strategic planning. The slate of candidates, all of them alumni, was organized by Ron Unz, a software entreprenuer in California who has been a vocal opponent of race-based admissions. 

Mr. Unz and his ticket argue that making Harvard free will increase the number of high-quality candidates from all socioeconomic backgrounds, while prompting other elite colleges to follow suit.