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Discussion On The Royall Shield
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Discussion On The Royall Shield

Harvard Law School students participate in a meeting about the change of the Law School’s shield on Thursday afternoon. A student organization called “Royall Must Fall” created last year protests the seal’s alleged association to slavery.

College

Latino Students Discuss Unity at Town Hall

​More than two months after Latino students voiced a series of demands to Harvard’s central administration, student groups hosted a town hall with a focus on bridging gaps between what students say to be somewhat fragmented student groups.

"Free Harvard, Fair Harvard"
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"Free Harvard, Fair Harvard"

Campaign organizer and spokesperson Ron K. Unz ‘83 displays university income statistics at the Science Center Plaza on Sunday afternoon. The “Free Harvard, Fair Harvard” campaign seeks to eliminate undergraduate tuition and make public how Harvard considers race in its admissions practices.

Central Administration

Endowment Returns Outpace National Average

​For the first time since the 2012 fiscal year, Harvard’s endowment grew at a faster rate than the national average for American colleges and universities in FY 2015.

"Free Harvard, Fair Harvard"
Central Administration

Outside Overseers Candidate Arrives in Square, Petitions in Hand

Per Unz’s estimate, he had collected almost 300 signatures over a series of weeks—shipping petitions to alumni across the country—to earn a spot on the ballot for Harvard’s second highest governing body. He arrived in the Square to collect a few more signatures.

Year in Review - Pfister: Talk
College

Group Begins Reviewing University Title IX Policies

A group of Harvard professors and students from across the University has begun meeting to review Harvard’s Title IX policies and potentially recommend changes.

University Fundraising in 2015 Graph
Central Administration

Stanford Tops Harvard in FY 15 Contributions

After taking the top spot in 2014, Harvard fell to second in a ranking of universities by donations. Stanford has led this ranking, compiled by the Council for Aid to Education, for nine of the last ten years.

Central Administration

Harvard and Union Reach Tentative Agreement After Months of Negotiations

​After tense negotiations, Harvard and its largest employee union have reached a tentative settlement on a three-year long contract that comes nearly four months past the expiration of their previous agreement.

Central Administration

Summers Decries 'Creeping Totalitarianism' at Colleges

Former University President Lawrence H. Summers discussed recent campus discourse and protests about race at colleges across the country during an interview, criticizing “excesses” of political correctness on the part of students and administrators.

Central Administration

Elmendorf Assumes Role As Kennedy School Dean

Elmendorf emphasized the importance of helping the school adopt modern teaching methods, fundraising for the capital campaign, seeing the construction of the HKS campus through to its completion, and keeping the cost of the Kennedy School low.

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Student Groups

In Debate Over Names, History and Race Relations Collide

In the the midst of discussions across Harvard about historical legacies and race, University President Drew G. Faust said that Harvard should not begin renaming its buildings or titles en masse.

Medical School Dean to Step Down
Central Administration

Medical School Begins Dean Search

​A group of 15 professors has begun searching for the replacement of Harvard Medical School Dean Jeffrey S. Flier, who will step down from his post in July.

Drew G. Faust

Ten Stories That Shaped 2015

2015 was a tumultuous year for Harvard. Final clubs faced immense administrative pressure to go co-ed, faculty saw a proposal to overhaul the College’s General Education program, and perhaps most consequential of all, a University-wide survey revealed what administrators called a “troubling” climate of sexual assault on campus. Amidst a fast-paced capital campaign and Title IX scrutiny, Harvard’s top administrators were called to respond to perceived racial injustice on campus and a graduate student unionization movement. Divest Harvard protesters even blockaded University President Drew G. Faust's office for a week. At the close of a particularly turbulent year, the Crimson looks back on the ten stories that most shaped Harvard in 2015.

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Central Administration

New Study Raises Questions of Access for HarvardX

​A new study suggests online education may not be the panacea to income-based education gaps that proponents have claimed.

Acceptance Letters
College

Court Rejects Group’s Motion to Intervene in Admissions Lawsuit

A panel of judges instead granted the group of prospective and current students who are pro-affirmative action amicus status in the lawsuit accusing the College of setting quotas on Asian applicants and target percentages for underrepresented minorities.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes