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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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.


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.


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

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Harvard Detects Network Intrusion, Recommends Password Changes

University Chief Information Officer Anne H. Margulies wrote in an email that some users’ passwords for HarvardKey, the University’s new online login system that rolled out last academic year, may have been exposed.


Spielberg Calls On Graduates To Follow ‘Intuition’ in Commencement Speech

Renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg called on graduates to follow their intuition and avoid falling prey to overwhelming “voices of authority.” Drawing upon his own path to a career in film, Spielberg compelled graduates to follow their gut.


Faculty Draft Motion Against Final Club Sanctions

Twelve professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences submitted a motion Monday resolving that “Harvard College shall not discriminate against students on the basis of organizations they join,” a proposal that if passed would stand in opposition to the College's sanctions against students involved in final clubs or Greek life.


Dining Workers’ Negotiation Kicks Off

UNITE HERE Local 26—the union that represents Harvard University Dining Services workers—proposed a “number of things to make Harvard a more welcoming place to work” at a bargaining session on June 3.

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At Baccalaureate, Faust Tells Graduates to ‘Not Throw Away Their Shot’


Summers Denounces Final Club Sanctions


Some Clubs to Undergo Policy Shifts in the Fall


Harvard has Raised $230 Million for House Renewal as of March


Rashida L. Jones ’97 Remembers Naps, Calls Students to Action at Class Day

Front Feature

Management Company CEO Takes Temporary Medical Leave

​Harvard Management Company CEO Stephen Blyth will take a temporary medical leave of absence starting May 23, the University announced Monday.


Beloved Crimson Production Supervisor Patrick Sorrento Dies at 80

Patrick R. Sorrento, production supervisor at The Harvard Crimson for 31 years and dedicated mentor to generations of Crimson editors, died peacefully after a brief illness Thursday. He was 80 years old.

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More Rapes Reported at Harvard in 2014 than Any Other Mass. School

Harvard topped the list for Massachusetts universities with 33 reported rapes that occurred on its campus in Cambridge.


Faust Calls For Character-Based Education in Commencement Address

University President Drew G. Faust outlined a vision for a university education that shapes a student’s character and values—not just their intellectual and professional development—in her annual Commencement address Thursday afternoon.


A School Divided

This year was marked by a rising tempo of divided voices—students from opposing sides, debating freedom of speech at Harvard Law School.


Coaches Support Social Group Sanctions


In Historic Move, Harvard to Penalize Final Clubs, Greek Organizations


The Women Who Leave

College Administration

Harvard’s Social Experiment


Persuading Professors