Students walk through a gate on the Harvard University campus. In a recent complaint, dozens of groups have alleged that the school's admissions process holds Asian-American applicants to an unfairly high standard. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Francisco Ramirez, a sexual-health educator, offers free advice to a passerby. Christopher Gregory for NPR hide caption

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Caroline Solomon is a professor of biology at Gallaudet University, the renowned school for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Rather than only focusing on religious prayer, campus rabbis are embracing other cultural foundations, like traditional Passover Seder food and ethical values, to connect Jewish students to their roots. Alexander Smolianitski/Flickr hide caption

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Romy Vasquez leads the boys in drills ahead of an upcoming Eagle Scout ceremony. Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption

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Professors are now particularly attuned to the issue of "impostor syndrome" — a feeling students can have that they must have gotten into MIT by mistake. Robin Lubbock/WBUR hide caption

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