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Harvard admissions doesn't verify tribal heritage

The president of Native Americans at Harvard College says the school should require applicants to document their tribal heritage.

Erica A. Scott, a Lenape, said she was asked to verify her tribal affiliation when she applied to Dartmouth College, Stanford University and Cornell College. Harvard doesn't ask for anything, allows people to manipulate the system by claiming Native heritage, Scott said.

The director of undergraduate admissions said the school doesn't have plans to change the policy. Marlyn McGrath Lewis said declaring Native heritage won't help a student get into college.

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