California State University announced that it is extending the application deadline for Fall 2019 to December 15, 2018. The CSU system initially extended the deadline only to those affected by the California wildfires (as did the University of California) but then announced on November 26 that the deadline is being extended for all applicants. Read the CSU announcement here: https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/news/Pages/CSU-to-Extend-Fall-2019-Application-Period-to-December-15.aspx
The lawsuit accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian American applicants has gotten a lot of media attention, but the New York Times shines a spotlight on testimony about the ways in which Harvard evaluates applicants in this article. The most interesting tidbits are that 30 percent of Harvard admitted students are athletes, legacies, children of faculty and staff, or children of wealthy donors and prominent people. Harvard also opens the door wider for students from 20 rural states, requiring lower PSAT scores to trigger invitations to apply.