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HUDS Expands Yardfest Sustainability Efforts

This year’s Yardfest, the College’s outdoor concert headlined by Jessie J, will boast an increased focus on sustainability with a buffet featuring completely compostable dishware in an effort to reduce waste at the event.

College

Legal Group Prepares To Intervene in Affirmative Action Suit

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice is preparing to intervene against a pending lawsuit that alleges that Harvard uses “racially and ethnically discriminatory policies” in its admissions process.

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Civil Rights Office Interviews Students for Title IX Probe

Attorneys from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights are soliciting student input on sexual violence on Harvard’s campus this week as part of the government’s nearly year-long investigation into the College’s compliance with anti-sex discrimination law Title IX.

Yardfest 2014
College

Yardfest Will Be Closed to Most Visiting Prefrosh

Only prospective students who received permission based on religious or medical reasons to arrive a day early for Visitas will be allowed to attend Yardfest.

Harvard Stadium
College

Harvard Upgrades Stadium Field

The project, which will bring hybrid turf technology to the Stadium began on April 6 and is set to conclude by June 8.

College

More Than One-Third of Students Respond to Sexual Conduct Climate Survey

Although administrators praise the 37 percent response rate so far, students who are currently studying abroad or taking time off from school are not able to take the survey, prompting some criticism.

Harvard Teaching Campaign Petition
College

Teaching Campaign Delivers Section Cap Petition to Mass. Hall

At the time of delivery, the petition had garnered 2,273 signatures, with 1,103 undergraduates, 685 graduate students, 113 faculty members, and 81 alumni as signatories.

Science Center Divest Sign
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Science Center Divest Sign

Protesters hang a sign on the Science Center during Divest Harvard’s “Heat Week” closing rally on Friday evening.

Heat Week Closing Rally
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Heat Week Closing Rally

Protesters gather in the Science Center plaza for the closing rally of Divest Harvard’s “Heat Week” on Friday evening.

Divest Harvard Culminates Protests
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Divest Harvard Culminates Protests

Heat Week Closing Rally
College

Divest Harvard Ends 'Heat Week' Protests

Environmental activist group Divest Harvard ended its six-day blockade of Massachusetts Hall on Friday after protesters delivered a petition demanding that Harvard divest its $35.9 billion endowment from fossil fuels to Loeb House, an administrative building.

BSC Open Forum
Student Life

Despite Student Concerns, College Says BSC Move Will Not Affect Privacy

Administrators say they will not use information gathered from students’ meetings with Bureau of Study Counsel counselors for disciplinary purposes.

Student Life

Theater Concentration Courts Potential Concentrators

The professor who spearheaded the initiative to create the Theater, Dance, and Media concentration is turning his efforts to attracting both current students and admitted members of the Class of 2019.

Freshman Resident Dean Ranen
College Administration

Freshman Resident Dean Ranen

“The organizers from Divest were fantastic,” said Freshman resident dean for Ivy Yard Michael C. Ranen in an interview. “They reached out to every single one of the students and the proctor assuring them that they would be able to go in and out and offered to meet with them individually before it started.”

Class of 2019 by the Numbers
College

Harvard Acceptance Rate Will Continue To Drop, Experts Say

According to admissions experts, the historic decline in admissions rates has been driven by students applying to larger numbers of colleges and increased university recruiting efforts.

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard