Provost Alan Garber

After Criticism, Harvard Offers Additional Health Benefits Plan

Harvard has revised its health insurance options for nonunion faculty and staff members to offer an additional plan without deductibles or coinsurance.

Woman Sexually Assaulted Near Weld Boat House

Massachusetts State Police are currently investigating the crime that officials say occurred at about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

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Man Fatally Shot Near MIT's Campus

​A man was shot and killed Wednesday evening on Main Street near Kendall Square, according to the Cambridge Police Department.

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Law School’s Lessig Considers White House Bid

Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor, is considering a bid for the Democratic Party’s nomination in the 2016 presidential election.

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Shorenstein Center Names Fall Fellows

Three more journalists will join the Kennedy School of Government's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy as fellows this fall.

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Harvard Works with Feds To Establish University in Vietnam

Fulbright University Vietnam will expand on the existing Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, a public policy master’s program that the Ash Center at the Kennedy School established in 1994.

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Svetlana Boym, Professor Whose Work ‘Transformed,’ Dies at 56

Colleagues remember the late Slavic and Comparative Literature professor as an avid writer and artist whose work was known around the world for its transformative power.

After Federal Feedback, Law School Implements New Title IX Standards

Harvard Law School made final changes to its school-specific Title IX procedures this summer, and they will go into effect this fall.

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Obama Nominates Murray, Former SEAS Dean, to Energy Dept.

Before assuming her role in the administration, former School of Engineering and Applied Sciences dean Cherry Murray must secure a confirmation from the Senate.

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Sorry, Dorothy

Skipping Stones
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Skipping Stones

Katie Ledecky in Kazan
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The Fan in Kazan

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Trading Seasons: Spending Summer Break in a Chile Winter

City Politics

Institute of Politics Names Six Fall Resident Fellows

The IOP announced on Thursday its fall class of resident and visiting fellows, which will include Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman and longtime CNN anchor Candy A. Crowley.

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College

Ahead of Fisher, Harvard Asks To Delay Admissions Lawsuit

The motion filed to delay a lawsuit Harvard currently faces seems to acknowledge that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher could offer a new interpretation of the legality of race-based affirmative action policies.

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College

Education Department Dismisses Admissions Complaint

The Department of Education decided to dismiss the complaint because it is similar to an ongoing and separate federal lawsuit filed against Harvard.

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FAS

A $400 Million Gift, and Accompanying Scrutiny

Administrators maintain that the criticism will do little to hurt their fundraising efforts, but one fact remains: John Paulson’s record gift to SEAS has brought record scrutiny to Harvard’s $6.5 billion capital campaign.

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College

Widener Will Extend Nighttime Hours for CS50

The library will stay open on weekdays until midnight, instead of the usual 10 p.m., next fall and spring.

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Crime

Four Arrested After String of Armed Robberies

Crime

Police Investigate String of Armed Robberies in Boston Area

Central Administration

Kennedy School Focuses Its Technology on Classrooms, Not MOOCs

City Politics

City Council Hears Plans for Potential Cambridge Skyscraper

Harvard in the City

Zoning Board Delays Decision on Campus Center Plans

Central Administration

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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Central Administration

Rothenberg, Longtime Corporation Member, Dies at 69

As Harvard’s treasurer and a member of the Harvard Corporation, James F. Rothenberg '68 remained intimately connected to the University he loved, advising its leaders and helping manage its money, until his death Tuesday. He was 69.

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Central Administration

Harvard Can't Fully Prevent Future Cyber Attacks, Experts Say

According to experts in cyber security, there may be nothing that Harvard and institutions like it can do to fully protect themselves from future attacks from hackers.

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Central Administration

As SEAS Dean, Doyle Will Face Opportunities and Challenges

Francis J. Doyle III will take the helm of a school that just received the largest donation in Harvard’s history and that is slated to relocate to Allston in just four years.

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Central Administration

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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College

Across the Country, Students Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage