Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

High School Students File for Amicus Status in Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

Two high school students who hope to attend the College filed a legal brief supporting Harvard's race-conscious admissions process, which has been challenged in an ongoing lawsuit.

Corporation Eyes Political Contributions in Shareholder Report

The Harvard Corporation also considered proposals on greenhouse gas emissions, disparities in pay between men and women in the workplace, and private defense contracts in Israel.

Octavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding’s 2017 Woman of the Year

​Octavia Spencer, an Oscar-winning actress and children’s book author, will be the the Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2017 Woman of the Year.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

College

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.

Politics

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.

HAA

Alumni Association Nominates Eight for Overseers Election

​Harvard has nominated eight alumni to fill five spots on the Board of Overseers, the University’s second highest governing body, that will become vacant later this year.

Humanities Division

'Groundbreaking' Architectural Historian James Ackerman Dies at 97

​James S. Ackerman, a Harvard architectural historian who specialized in Renaissance architecture, died Dec. 31 in Cambridge. He was 97.

Politics

Law School Professors Sign Letter Opposing Sessions Nomination

Sixteen Harvard Law School faculty members have joined thousands of other law professors across the country in signing a letter opposing Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions’s nomination as United States Attorney General.

Politics

Obama Publishes Piece in Law Review

GSAS

Student Union Organizers, Harvard Object To Unionization Vote

GSAS

NLRB Hearing on Unionization Election Disputes Set for Feb. 21

Research

Harvard Partners With Facebook For Tech Research

GSAS

Harvard Student Unionization Vote Remains Too Close To Call

Crime

Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Bank Robbery

Law enforcement officials arrested an escaped federal prisoner suspected of attempting to rob a bank in Central Square Thursday, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

Politics

Hundreds of Harvard Students and Alumni to Join Women’s March on Washington

​When thousands descend on the United States Capitol Jan. 21 to join the Women’s March on Washington, a demonstration planned around Donald Trump’s inauguration, hundreds of Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni will walk among them.

University

Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides to Leave Harvard

​Mia Karvonides, the University’s Title IX Officer, will leave Harvard on Jan. 17 to accept a position in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the University announced Wednesday.

Harvard Law School

Law School Dean to Step Down in July

​Dean of Harvard Law School Martha L. Minow will step down as dean at the end of the academic year, and University President Drew G. Faust will begin a search for her successor “soon.”

Central Administration

University Treasurer Defends Compensation at HMC

University Treasurer Paul J. Finnegan described efforts to improve the performance of Harvard Management Company in a letter responding to alumni concerned that the University's investment arm overcompensates its executives.

Men's Soccer

Across Country, Men’s Athletics Teams Investigated for Explicit Remarks

Allston

Chip Alford, Allston Resident and a ‘Force to Be Reckoned With,’ Dies at 67

Politics

Russian Hackers Sent Phishing Emails From Fake Harvard Email Address

College

Some Students Hope Legalized Marijuana Will Grow Campus Culture

Politics

Law School Professor Says 20 Republican Electors May Vote Against Trump