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Seven Votes

A Harvard committee's decision recommending a ban on membership in social groups was far from unanimous.

Social Group Ban Revives Faculty Concerns Over Governance

The faculty committee was meant to ameliorate professors' worries that they weren't being heard—but a new ban on social groups has left some feeling more frustrated than ever.

Wagamama Closes Doors After Decade in the Square

After a decade in Harvard Square, the Japanese noodle restaurant Wagamama closed its doors at 57 JFK St. for good on Sunday, July 9.

After Proposed Ban, Final Clubs Consider Suing Harvard

A faculty committee’s recommendation that social groups at Harvard be “phased out” by May 2022 has some final club graduate leaders considering legal action.

S. Allen Counter, Founding Director of Harvard Foundation, Dies at 73

Dr. S. Allen Counter, a neurology professor at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations died Wednesday morning.

Law School Task Force Releases Findings, Students Dissent

Though all of the committee’s faculty members signed the report, only two of four student members did so.

‘Morning Joe’ Hosts Speak at IOP Event

Speaking Wednesday evening in Washington, D.C., at an event organized by the Institute of Politics, Brzezinski and Scarborough told Harvard students about their collective experiences working in news media and politics.

Faculty Committee Recommends Social Groups Be 'Phased Out'

A faculty committee has recommended that the College completely forbid students from joining “fraternities, sororities, and similar organizations” and replace existing penalties for members of the social groups that are set to go into place in the fall.

College Appoints Dudley House Resident Dean

Laura L. Chivers, a former freshman advisor who works in the Psychology Department, began her tenure as the next resident dean of Dudley House on July 1.


Falling Money

Falling Money

Board of Overseers

Three Overseers Named to Search Committee

In an email Tuesday, the Corporation's senior fellow also solicited suggestion for “individuals you believe warrant serious consideration as possible candidates,” and listed a series of criteria the selection committee is considering.

Harvard Law School

Law School Honors Scalia with Endowed Professorship

​The Considine Family Foundation has endowed a Harvard Law School professorship in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin G. Scalia, the school announced Friday.

University Finances

HMC to Unload Private Equity Assets

Harvard Management Company—the firm managing Harvard’s $35.7 billion endowment—is nearing the final stage in talks to sell over $2 billion in private equity and real estate assets to Lexington Partners.

Drew Faust

As Harvard Gears Up for Presidential Search, Past Efforts Shed Light on Process

While Harvard will conduct the process from behind closed doors, its past presidential searches shed light on how one of the world’s most prestigious schools will choose its next leader.


Students Greet Faust’s Planned Resignation with Shock, Indifference

Many Harvard students stopped what they were doing—commuting to a summer internship, waiting for a flight, relaxing at home—to reflect on the decade-long career and legacy of Harvard’s first female president.

Student Groups

Undocumented Students Relieved by DACA Extension, But Far from Satisfied

Harvard Corporation

Corporation and Three Overseers Will Lead Presidential Search

College Administration

Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for At Least Ten Students for Obscene Memes

Harvard Square

Board Denies &pizza's Bid for Square Storefront


Undergrads Seek Role in Presidential Search


Cafe Algiers to Permanently Close

Cafe Algiers, a Middle Eastern restaurant beloved by Cambridge students and the Harvard community alike for over half a century, will permanently close this August.

Harvard Corporation

The Harvard Corporation, Explained

The Harvard Corporation—along with three members of the Board of Overseers—will choose the University's next president. Here’s a look at what the Corporation is, who sits on it, and what it does.

College Life

Mumps Returns to Harvard with Two Confirmed Cases

​Harvard University Health Services has confirmed two cases of mumps on campus as of June 22, 2017.

Harvard Law School

Manning, Professor and Constitutional Law Scholar, Named Law School Dean

John F. Manning ’82, a constitutional law scholar and long-serving Law School professor, will be the next dean of Harvard Law School.


Harvard Appoints First Muslim Chaplain

Khalil Abdur-Rashid, an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist University, will become Harvard’s first Muslim chaplain on July 5.


Graduate School Alumnus Wins 'The Amazing Race'

Drew Faust

Faculty Praise Faust Following Resignation Announcement

Drew Faust



Capital Campaign Total Hits $8 Billion With Year to Go

Harvard Business School

Business School, SEAS Launch Joint Degree Program