Acceptance Letters

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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 Reconstruction

​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.

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.

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.

Opinion

Columns

Rape

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.

Op-Eds

Calling CAMHS to Ask Courageous Questions

And yet, despite this sign of progress, the emailed survey has yet to ask CAMHS end users—students—for feedback promptly and courageously.

Summer Postcards

Don’t Stop Believeland

Summer Postcards

Remembering Summer

Summer Postcards

From Manila, With Love

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.

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

Harvard Loses Copyright Infringement Claim

​A district court judge in New Mexico ruled against Harvard in a copyright infringement claim the University brought against the author of a Native American research novel late last month.

Walter Isaacson
Conversations

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.

Sports

Uniting in Buffalo?
Men's Ice Hockey

Nashville Predators Trade Jimmy Vesey's Rights to Buffalo Sabres

Four days ahead of the NHL Entry Draft, the Nashville Predators agreed to ship Jimmy Vesey’s negotiation rights to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a third-round selection (No. 76 overall).

Arts

Janelle Monáe – Boston Calling Spring 2016
Music

Boston Calling 2016: Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe stole the show on Boston Calling’s final day with her tangibly emotional vocals and contagiously upbeat dancing