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Report Outlines ‘Major Proposals’ for Gen Ed Overhaul

​Harvard undergraduates would be required to fulfill distribution requirements, complete a quantitative-based course, and take fewer general education courses in new, consolidated categories as part of a drastically altered General Education program, should members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences vote to approve a new proposal in the coming months.

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City Councillor Leads Effort Advocating $15 Minimum Wage

Cambridge City Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen is spearheading an effort to raise Cambridge’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, though it remains unclear whether such a policy shift would affect Harvard.


New Territory: Pathways and Barriers to a Harvard Major

Some students feel underprepared to study certain fields—especially those in the humanities—because they were not exposed to them in high school or lacked the resources to explore them on their own.


Graduate Board Shuts Down Fox Club

The graduate board of the Fox Club, one of Harvard’s historically male final clubs, shut down the organization’s house just weeks after undergraduate leaders added women to their membership and a day after a party there prompted controversy among alumni.


‘White Student Union’ Facebook Page Prompts Concern

​Following a now national trend, a new controversial Facebook page called “White Student Union Harvard” surfaced on the social media platform, prompting both student criticism and a University investigation.


Harvard Law School Will Reconsider Its Controversial Seal

Law School Dean Martha L. Minow has appointed a committee to reconsider the school’s controversial seal—the crest of the former slaveholding Royall family that endowed Harvard’s first law professorship in the 19th century.


Charles Hotel Hosts Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

The holiday season kicked into gear at The Charles Hotel on Saturday when hundreds of attendees gathered in the hotel’s plaza to enjoy live renditions of classic holiday jingles and to watch the hotel's annual tree lighting extravaganza.

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Harvard Grad Jill Stein Faces Uphill Battle for Presidency

Now in the thrust of her second campaign for Commander-in-Chief, Jill Stein ’72-’73​, a Green Party candidate, faces an uphill battle against the two mainstream parties.

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Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes



The Sorry State of the GOP

When even mainstream and moderate candidates espouse these views, it is a sad day for the Republican Party.


When Is Censorship Okay?

More deadly than what the restriction of free speech on college campuses can lead to is the abandonment of the very purpose of higher education as soon as the first person says, “You can’t say that.”




More Than Just Tape


Tweaking Tenure

Rather and Banks Win Low Turnout UC Election

Shaiba Rather ’17 and Daniel V. Banks ’17 edged out two other tickets to clinch the Undergraduate Council presidency and vice presidency in an election with the lowest undergraduate voter turnout since 2011.

At Rally, Students Call for Sexual Assault Policy Change

Bearing signs with the slogans reading, “we all deserve to be safe” and “our voices are strong and we will be heard,” undergraduates recounted experiences of sexual violence at Harvard.

Message With Possible Connection to 2014 Threats Surfaces

An undergraduate recently received a Facebook message from an account bearing a name associated with racially charged death threats that more than 100 Harvard students received via email last year.

Harvard-Yale Outfit Option #4

Anatomy of a Harvard Yale Outfit

You may have it all figured out, but you’re missing one key detail. What are you supposed to wear to the The Game?


Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Holds Off Winless Rice in Houston

The last time the Harvard women’s basketball team faced off against Rice was 28 years ago. Almost three decades later on Saturday night, the outcome was the same.



The Changing Face of The Harvard Crimson

The Harvard Crimson has undergone numerous changes, both online and in print, over the past two decades. These changes have shaped the newspaper's focus in both design and content.