The Harvard college campus in Cambridge, Mass.
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Harvard says prospective students who have participated in the recent protests demanding stronger gun laws will not be disadvantaged in the admissions process-even if their school discipline them, The Boston Globe reported Monday night.
The newspaper quoted a statement sent to Harvard alumni and senior admissions officer Bryce Gilfillian say that prospective students who are in a responsible manner in the exercise of their rights and freedoms would not have their chances of admission at risk.”
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High school students across the country have organized marches and ran from the classes in response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in parkland, Fla., in which 17 people were killed. Some school districts have threatened to suspend students who have taken part in the protests during school hours.
“The mission of Harvard College is to take a deep transformative liberal arts and sciences education that will prepare our students for a life of citizenship and leadership,” Gilfillian statement added.
The Globe reported that MIT, Boston university, The University of Massachusetts and other schools had issued similar statements in response to inquries of the applicants.
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