In prison for more than 20 years, Michelle Jones was chosen for Harvard’s elite graduate history program — until the university decided her redemption was not enough
The Marshall Project
September 13, 2017

“While top Harvard officials typically rubber-stamp departmental admissions decisions, in this case the university’s leadership — including the president, provost, and deans of the graduate school — reversed one, according to the emails and interviews, out of concern that her background would cause a backlash among rejected applicants, conservative news outlets or parents of students.”

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