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Columbia Endowment Chief Will Lead Underperforming HMC

Columbia University endowment manager N.P. Narvekar will serve as the next CEO and president of Harvard Management Company, taking the reins of the world’s largest university endowment at a time of instability, the University announced Thursday evening.

Student Union Effort Gauges Undergraduate Interest

Harvard’s graduate student unionization effort is for the first time reaching out to undergraduate teaching and research assistants to gauge their interest in joining a potential student union.

Condemning Yale Group, Members of HRDC Discourage ‘Colorblind’ Casting

HRDC, which sponsors and organizes most theatrical events on campus, condemned the Yale Dramatic Association’s initial decision to caste a white woman in the role of a black man.

Law School Debuts New Title IX Training, Though Some Call for Improvement

​Harvard Law School debuted a remodeled Title IX training for new students this fall in response to student criticisms and task force recommendations.

Oyster Bar ‘The Hourly’ Opens in Harvard Square

​Harvard Square has plenty of bars, but only last Thursday did it welcome its first dedicated to oysters.

A Tale of Two Endowments

Should Harvard abandon decades of established investment practices and, in short, start investing like Yale does? Can it afford not to?

Harvard, Former Professor Spar in Ongoing Tenure Lawsuit

Harvard has gone to great lengths to maintain the secrecy of its tenure process in an ongoing federal civil suit filed by a former professor in March 2015.

New Dean of Students Hopes to Connect, ‘Get Out of the Way’

At a time when the College is escalating its involvement in student life, new Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair said social programming should largely be the domain of undergraduates—with administrative support.



​Why Asian-Americans Are Not a Model Minority

It is apparent that Asian-Americans are like any other ethnic group in the United States: diverse and hard to generalize, and faced with stereotypes and discrimination. To use William Petersen’s terminology, we are not a “problem minority.” But nor, are we a “model minority.”


​When ‘Wrong!’s Make a Right

Whenever your opponent says anything to your disadvantage, just rudely interrupt her with a loud “Wrong!” Acceptable alternatives include “It’s lies,” “I did not say that” and “I never said that,” “Ugh,” and my favorite, “Not!”


Bike Safety in Cambridge


​Searching for A Voice


Long Way Home

Namibian President Optimistic for Country’s Democracy

In a wide-ranging speech at the Institute of Politics, President Hage G. Geingob focused on the need to build inclusive and transparent institutions to ensure faith in Namibia's young democracy.

After 'Deepwater Horizon' Pre-Screening, Panel Reflects on Spill's Aftermath

The upcoming film was screened in Somerville Theater for those with a Harvard ID and a guest. A panel offered insights into the 2010 BP oil spill and the extensive aftermath.

University Committee Will Study Diversity on Campus

​A University-wide committee of professors, staff, and alumni will begin to evaluate Harvard’s efforts to create an inclusive environment and recommend improvements, the University announced Wednesday—nearly a year after the College called for such a group’s formation.

Taylor Square

At the Intersection: Cambridge's Smallest Public Park

The envelope's only contents were a small golden key inscribed “Copy Me” and a notice: The city of Cambridge had built a new park, right in front of her house.


On Campus

“The Submission” to Explore Intersection and Inequity

For director Carla Troconis ’19, “The Submission” is an intriguing twist on an already provocative narrative. “Often when we talk about racism or homophobia, we talk about it between the majority and the minority,” she says. “This show explores what happens between two members of different marginalized groups and how they can be oppressive toward each other.”