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With Fisher Ruling on the Docket, Future of Harvard Admissions Litigation Unclear

​Though Harvard administrators rejoiced after the Supreme Court upheld race-conscious admissions policies at the University of Texas, it is unclear whether the decision will similarly apply to Harvard as it fights to protect its admissions policies in court.

McNeil Named Interim Head of Medical School as Search for Permanent Dean Continues

McNeil served a previous stint as acting dean in the summer of 2007, just before Medical School Dean Jeffrey S. Flier—who is set to resign at the end of July after nine years at the helm of the school—took office.

FAS Development Head To Leave

O’Neil A.S. Outar, senior associate dean and director of development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will leave his post early next month amid Harvard’s record-breaking capital campaign.


Boston to Host Third Climate Leaders Summit in 2017

Boston will be the site of the third U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit, set to take place in 2017.

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Harvard to Offer American Sign Language Course in Fall

The University has been slow to re-adopt ASL compared to peer institutions after it abandoned the program in 1994, citing financial difficulties. According to a recent study commissioned by the Modern Language Association, as of 2013 ASL is the third most-enrolled language, besides English, in colleges across the nation.


Cambridge Common Opens After Renovation

​On a warm Sunday, Cantabrigians celebrated the reopening of the grassy Cambridge Common park, marking the completion of a construction project that had been in the works for more than 15 years.

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In Landmark Ruling, Supreme Court Backs Race-Conscious Admissions

University President Drew G. Faust praised the decision for protecting affirmative action, a policy that Harvard has fought to keep in the past and continues to defend in court.


Harvard Files to Throw Out Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

On Monday, Harvard responded to Leader’s suit, arguing that Leader’s claims do not amount to any kind of legal violation or injury.



​Between Two Worlds

The problem is as much about not knowing the difference between semiformal and black tie as it is about not having enough money to attend the events that require these attires.



It’s on us to respect women, to treat them as autonomous human beings rather than objects or extensions of men, and to listen to the voices of rape survivors. It’s on us to do better.


Calling CAMHS to Ask Courageous Questions

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Don’t Stop Believeland

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Remembering Summer

Harvard Will Move to Dismiss Suit Over Sexual Harassment Case

Harvard filed its initial response, which indicates the University will seek to throw out the complainant’s claims instead of settle, four months after after Alyssa R. Leader ’15 initially opened the lawsuit in federal court.

First-Generation Alumnus Donates $25 Million to Harvard for Financial Aid, Hockey Program

Barakett’s donation endows Harvard’s new “start up” grants—$2,000 stipends that the College will provide starting next fall for students from low-income backgrounds in addition to their existing financial aid package.

Urgent Care Clinic Moves to Pound Hall

Part of the University’s urgent care health facility has temporarily relocated to Harvard Law School’s Pound Hall as of Monday

Walter Isaacson

Q&A with Walter S. Isaacson

President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, Walter S. Isaacson '74 talks the upcoming election, free speech, and the value of creativity.


Men's Ice Hockey

Calgary Flames Select Freshman Adam Fox in NHL Draft

The Flames added 18-year old Adam Fox to their mix Saturday morning, selecting the incoming Harvard freshman with the 66th overall pick in the third round of the NHL Entry Draft. Fox is now one of seven NHL draft selections on the Crimson’s roster for the 2016-2017 season.


Kristin Kontrol

Artist Spotlight: Kristin Kontrol

Prior to her June 17 performance at Middle East, The Crimson spoke with Kristin Kontrol about her move away from Dum Dum Girls and her musical inspirations.