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After 'Failing' Debt Grade from Federal Gov., Harvard's A.R.T. Institute Freezes Admissions

After receiving a “failing” grade from the U.S. Department of Education for saddling students with high levels of debt, Harvard’s graduate dramaturgy program has frozen its admissions for fall 2017.

Ryan Reynolds Named Hasty Pudding’s 2017 Man of the Year

​Ryan Reynolds, a producer and Golden Globe-nominated actor known for his roles in many box office hits, will be the Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2017 Man of the Year.

Immigration Law Experts Advise Undocumented Students

As Trump prepares to take office, immigration law experts clarified definitions of “sanctuary” spaces and offered legal advice to Harvard’s undocumented students.

&pizza Eyes Harvard Square Location

The Cambridge zoning board will consider a bid this week to replace Harvard Square’s family-run newsstand and gift shop Crimson Corner with Washington, D.C.-based eatery &pizza.

Students Puzzle Over ‘Surprising’ Unionization Vote Count

For many students on both sides of the unionization question, the initial vote count and the stalled progress of the unionization effort is surprising.

'Harvard Student Power Network’ Mobilizes Students Against Trump

​Some Harvard students have banded together after the presidential election to form the “Harvard Student Power Network,” a group intended to unite activists at the University against President-elect Donald Trump.

EdX Courses Take Less Time Than On-Campus Ones, Report Says

Students using Harvard and MIT’s edX courses take significantly less time to complete the online programs than students enrolled in the equivalent on-campus classes do, a wide-ranging report on the virtual education platform found.

Chance the Rapper to Headline Boston Calling at Harvard Facilities

​Harvard’s athletic facilities will host Chance the Rapper, Mumford and Sons, Bon Iver, and dozens of other artists at this year’s Boston Calling music festival from May 26 to 28, its organizers announced Thursday.



The Role of Asian-Americans in 2017

It seems that now more than ever, the uncertain future of Asian-American politics calls for more collective action.

Op Eds

A Note to Readers

Today marks the first paper of The Crimson’s 144th year, and as we start the presses anew for 2017, we wanted to give you an update on where we’re headed.


Generic Inspiration


Action, Not Labels, Needed on Immigration


Dissent: ​Undocumented Students Deserve Better

Kennedy School's Shorenstein Fellows Will Study Press, Politics

Six new fellows—including several prominent journalists, an MIT professor, and a former adviser to Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign—will join the Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy this semester to study the influence of the press on governments.

Sheehan Scarborough Appointed BGLTQ Office Director

Sheehan D. Scarborough ’07 will serve as the College’s next BGLTQ Student Life director, following the departure of previous director Van Bailey in July.

Faust Launches Law School Dean Search

Twelve Harvard Law School professors will advise University President Drew G. Faust and University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 in the search for the next dean of the Law School, the University announced Thursday.


Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Holds Off Late Bryant Rally

Despite the suffocating defense late from the hosts, the depth of Tommy Amaker’s squad proved to be the difference as it usually is—four Crimson players would score in double digits while Harvard’s bench outscored Bryant’s 30-5.


Carrie Fisher Accepts Humanist Award

In Memoriam: Carrie Fisher

After the loss of Carrie Fisher, staff writer Caroline reflects on the actress's role in her life—through middle school bullies and college applications.