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Working Against the Blizzard
Central Administration

Anticipating Blizzard, Harvard Will Suspend Operations

The "crippling and potentially historic" looming blizzard is predicted to bring more than two feet of snow to the Boston area.

Central Administration

University Names Overseer Nominees

All alumni, excluding members of the Corporation and “officers of instruction and government,” may vote in the Overseer election. Election results will be announced in May.

Interview with President Faust
College

Faust Letter Cautions Against Proposed Cuts for DACA

University President G. Faust wrote a letter to the Massachusetts House delegation critiquing an amendment that would roll back a key Obama administration immigration initiative.

Student Groups

Activists, Law Profs Divided on Title IX Decision

Student activists and the lawyer behind the original Law School complaint have praised the findings and expressed cautious hope for the future. Law School professors who previously denounced Harvard’s sexual harassment policy, meanwhile, criticized the decision.

Sexual Harassment Policy Meeting
Central Administration

New Law School Sexual Harassment Procedures Break From University Framework

If the Law School’s new procedures are implemented, the University’s approach to investigating sexual harassment complaints against students will no longer be consistent across all of its schools.

College

Video: Top 10 Stories That Shaped 2014

2014 was a year of change and controversy as Harvard affiliates reacted to events on campus and across the nation. In this feature, Crimson Multimedia uses photo and video to recap the 10 biggest stories of 2014.

Ten Stories that Shaped 2014
Central Administration

Ten Stories that Shaped 2014

Soda Stream Machine
Student Groups

University To Investigate Dining Services Decision To Suspend Purchases from Israeli Company

Last spring, HUDS stopped purchasing water machines from SodaStream, whose main factory is located in the West Bank, following complaints that the appliances could offend Palestinian students.

Interview with President Faust
Central Administration

In Sit-Down, Faust Looks Back at 2014

In her final interview of the year with The Crimson, Faust reflected on her role in several hot-button campus issues, including sexual assault policies and protests regarding two controversial non-indictments.

Bake Sale for the ODR
Student Groups

Activists Host Bake Sale To Fund Understaffed Sexual Harassment Investigation Office

It is unclear whether the office accepts donations and University spokesperson Jeff Neal did not respond to a question attempting to clarify the matter.

Rakesh Khurana
Student Life

Faust, Khurana Address Ferguson Protests

With demonstrations occurring almost daily on and near Harvard’s campus since controversial grand jury decisions in Ferguson, MO., and Staten Island, NY., University President Drew G. Faust and Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana addressed the situation in separate statements this week.

Central Administration

International Affairs Vice Provost To Step Down

Jorge I. Dominguez will step down from his position as vice provost for international affairs at the end of next June but will continue to teach as a professor of government, the University announced Thursday.

Central Administration

Corporation Silent on Faculty Health Plans Vote

The Harvard Corporation has yet to discuss a unanimous vote made Tuesday by members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences requesting that it reverse changes to the health plans Harvard offers to non-union employees, according to Corporation member James T. Rothenberg ’68.

University Hall Closed for Veterans Day
Central Administration

Faculty Unanimously Passes Motion Asking Corp. To Reverse Health Benefits Changes

A tense back and forth between administrators defending the policy changes and FAS professors, who loudly applauded each other after each statement condemning the policy, followed the introduction of the motion.

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Harvard’s presidency and dreams of reclaiming the national stage behind him, Larry Summers has settled back into teaching, a role that has shaped his Harvard career more than any other.

Black Lives Matter Protester
Race

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

Harvard Stadium
Allston

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Conflict at the Scene
Crime

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

"Shut It Down"
College

The Top 10 Stories of 2014