Celebration

Across the Country, Students Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage

Throughout the weekend, students celebrated the decision many miles away from Washington, marching in gay pride parades and attending rallies nationwide.

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Kennedy School Focuses Its Technology on Classrooms, Not MOOCs

Administrators at the Kennedy School of Government say they are prioritizing using digital tools on campus, rather than to distribute a curriculum worldwide.

Police Investigate String of Armed Robberies in Boston Area

Cambridge Police are investigating two armed robberies that occurred early Friday morning near Harvard Square.

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Education Department Backs Away From College Rating System

The U.S. Department of Education now plans to release a data tool for prospective students and their families to compare colleges this summer.

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Harvard Investigates IT Security Breach

The security breach to Faculty of Arts and Sciences and central administration information technology networks may have compromised email login information.

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City Council Hears Plans for Potential Cambridge Skyscraper

Representatives from the Cambridge City Planning Board unveiled a potential plan to build a skyscraper in Kendall Square on Monday.

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Zoning Board Delays Decision on Campus Center Plans

Cambridge residents and members of the board at a public hearing on Thursday expressed mixed opinions of the plans.

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'Timely' Gift Will Lend SEAS Momentum in Era of Transition

​The record $400 million donation from hedge fund magnate John A. Paulson that renamed the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences comes during a transitional phase of a school whose enrollment has fast outgrown its resources.

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Kennedy Key to Same-Sex Marriage Decision, Law Profs Say

Following the Supreme Court’s landmark same-sex marriage decision, Harvard Law School professors said Justice Anthony M. Kennedy played an extraordinary role in advancing the cause.

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Beauty After Ruin
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Beauty After Ruin

Harvard Ed Portal Opening
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Year In Review 2015

Fischer Touchdown
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Year in Sports 2015

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Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Fundraising

Paul Choi, Chicago Lawyer, Will Head Alumni Association

Paul L. Choi ’86, a Chicago-based lawyer, takes the reigns of the association during a University-wide $6.5 billion capital campaign—the largest in Harvard’s history that would be a record in higher education.

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Central Administration

Construction Underway, Kennedy School Targets Active Learning in Campus Expansion

Kennedy School of Government faculty and staff are working alongside an incessant “banging” noise as construction on the school’s dramatic campus expansion is underway.

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Harvard Law School

Daniel Meltzer, Law Professor, Remembered as Kind Teacher

Daniel J. Meltzer ’72, a professor at Harvard Law School who previously served as a legal adviser to the Obama administration, died late last month of cancer. He was 63.

FAS

Weatherhead Center Appoints Gilman New Executive Director

Theodore “Ted” J. Gilman will step into his role on July 1, just two years after Beth A. Simmons, a professor in the Government Department and then the head of the center, resigned in protest in 2013.

Central Administration

MIT Committee Recommends Targeted Fossil Fuel Divestment

The report comes as environmental activists at Harvard and elsewhere call for colleges and universities to divest from fossil fuel companies.

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Features

‘Busy Making History’

Alumni

Calls for Divestment: A Retrospective

Commencement

To Applause and Admiration, Ginsburg Receives Radcliffe Medal

Commencement

In Flux: Non-Ladder Life at Harvard

College

At Baccalaureate, Faust Tells Seniors To ‘Rise Above Fear’

FAS

Record $400 Million Gift Renames SEAS

The gift will establish a permanent endowment for SEAS—which will now be known as the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences—as the school prepares to move into new facilities in Allston, Harvard announced on Wednesday.

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College

Caught Between Criticisms

As fervor and debate on Title IX increase, Harvard cannot please all critics.

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Central Administration

Douglas Elmendorf, Former CBO Director, To Lead Kennedy School

Elmendorf, who previously co-taught Harvard’s popular introductory economics course Economics 10 with professor Martin S. Feldstein ’61, succeeds current Kennedy School Dean David T. Ellwood ’75, who is stepping down at the end of this month.

Harvard Kennedy School

'Face the Nation's' Schieffer To Join Kennedy School as Fellow

Veteran CBS reporter and “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer will join the Kennedy School of Government in the fall as the third Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy fellow.

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College

College Deanship Renamed After Donation

Harvard is renaming its College deanship after a donation from alumni Ami K. Danoff ’84 and William A. Danoff ’82—marking the second time this year that the University has sold the naming rights to a major dean position.

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Commencement

HSA-Run Charter Flights Flew High Over Allegations

House Life

Despite Overcrowding in Houses, Most Students Elected To Remain

Protests

The Whispers of a Movement

Central Administration

Few in Number, Harvard's Minority Faculty Face Additional Burdens

College

Groups File Federal Complaint Alleging Discrimination in Harvard Admissions Process