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Harvard Returns 8.1 Percent in ‘Disappointing’ Fiscal Year 2017

Endowment Returns FY 2017

Harvard returned 8.1 percent on its investments in fiscal year 2017, a “disappointing” performance the firm’s CEO called “a symptom of deep structural problems at HMC.”

Smith Campus Center Construction

Smith Center Construction Takes a Toll on Local Businesses

The constant din of Smith Center construction has posed challenges to neighboring businesses—even prompting a recently-closed locale to sue Harvard.

Football Freshman Undergoes Surgery for Cervical Injury

Defensive back Ben Abercrombie suffered the injury on Saturday in a game at Rhode Island.

Harvard Officials Receive Non-Credible Bomb Threats

​Several University officials received emailed bomb threats Wednesday afternoon, though HUPD says they are not credible and no buildings have been evacuated.

Journalist Criticizes Media’s Role in Trump-Era Politics

Vann R. Newkirk II: Race, Identity and Media

"We like to say things that make us feel good about calling out the affect of racism without doing anything about the actual muscle of racism," Vann R. Newkirk II said.

36 Seniors Will Compete for Class Marshal Positions

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Thirty-six members of the Class of 2018 declared their candidacy for senior class marshal, the Harvard Alumni Association announced on Tuesday.

Grad Student Who Obtained Restraining Order Against Adviser Expelled

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The Harvard graduate student who obtained a restraining order against his adviser has been expelled, though his battle in court continues.

Smith Center Construction Takes a Toll on Local Businesses

The constant din of Smith Center construction has posed challenges to neighboring businesses—even prompting a recently-closed locale to sue Harvard.

Journalist Criticizes Media’s Role in Trump-Era Politics

Vann R. Newkirk II: Race, Identity and Media

"We like to say things that make us feel good about calling out the affect of racism without doing anything about the actual muscle of racism," Vann R. Newkirk II said.

36 Seniors Will Compete for Class Marshal Positions

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Thirty-six members of the Class of 2018 declared their candidacy for senior class marshal, the Harvard Alumni Association announced on Tuesday.

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Visiting Professor Discusses Japanese Space Program

"I would put Japan squarely among the world’s top five space powers," University of Washington-Seattle Professor Saadia M. Pekkanen said.

OPINION

Op-Eds

We Are Educators, Not Prosecutors

Universities should set an example to follow. Instead of bowing to pressure, they should have the courage to take principled stances, especially when it is politically impractical to do so.

Editorials

One and Done

Harvard should seek to be a bastion of redemptive justice, rather than overstep its boundaries as an academic institution by making paternalistic decisions.

ARTS

Racha Kirakosian

Teaching the Real Game of Thrones

“Students would say, ‘Oh, this is like “Game of Thrones.’ And I would say ‘Well, if anything, it’s the other way around.’”

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

Page to Screen: The Glass Castle

Suffice it to say, I had high expectations when I learned that “The Glass Castle” would become a movie in August 2017.

Mad Cartoonists exhibit

‘The Mad Cartoonists of Cairo’ Reflect a Changing Middle East

Just days after the Egyptian prosecutor general died in a car bomb assassination, a cartoonist drew a citizen nagging a cloaked assassin to at least pay for his parking before he blew the car up.

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Tragic Injury, Offensive Struggles Mar Season Opener

The Crimson came into the season’s inaugural matchup with history on its side. Not only had Harvard never lost to the Rams, but also the Crimson had won the past two matchups by at least 30 points.

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Men’s Tennis Has Strong Start to Season at Chowder Fest

This past weekend, the Harvard men’s tennis team opened its fall play with the annual Chowder Fest tournament at home. The Crimson hosted Buffalo, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin at the Beren Tennis Center throughout the three-day tournament.

Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Falls 1-0 to Boston University in Defensive Showdown

Despite the loss, the Crimson gave a strong performance that can serve as a base upon which to build for the rest of the season. “We had a few guys who weren’t healthy for the game so I think once they get back in the lineup that could help us with our attack going forward,” Gylling said. “We’re also talking about keeping our outside mids wider and looking for more productivity from the forwards.”