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Grad Student Who Obtained Restraining Order Against Adviser Expelled

The Harvard graduate student who obtained a restraining order against his adviser has been expelled, though his battle in court continues.

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Harvard, Plaintiff Propose Schedule for Sexual Harassment Case

A lawsuit challenging Harvard's compliance with Title IX could last into 2018.

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Mass. Federal Judge Declines Temporary Stay on Immigration Executive Order

A Boston federal judge ruled Friday against plaintiffs supported by Harvard, declining to extend a temporary stay on President Donald Trump’s immigration order.

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Harvard Not Required to Divest from Fossil Fuels, Court Rules

Harvard University is not legally required to divest from the fossil fuel industry, a Massachusetts Appeals court ruled last week.

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In Court, Harvard Attempts to Dismiss Sexual Harassment Case

Harvard’s lawyers made the case to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Alyssa R. Leader ’15, who alleged widespread misconduct by Harvard administrators in handling her sexual harassment claims, in the first court meeting for the suit Friday.

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Harvard, Former Professor Spar in Ongoing Tenure Lawsuit

Harvard has gone to great lengths to maintain the secrecy of its tenure process in an ongoing federal civil suit filed by a former professor in March 2015.

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Harvard Files Motion to Dismiss Admissions Lawsuit

Harvard motioned Friday to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit alleging race-based discrimination in its admissions processes, arguing that the plaintiffs in the case—anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions—lack grounds to litigate on behalf of its members.

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Harvard to Release Six Years of Admissions Data for Lawsuit

Harvard must produce “comprehensive data” from six full admissions cycles for use in the pending admissions lawsuit between the University and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions following a court order filed Tuesday.


Years-Long Royalties Dispute Moves to Questions of Liability and Relief

After a federal judge allowed two claims to move forward last month in a multimillion-dollar patent royalties lawsuit filed against Harvard by a former graduate student, both parties filed statements on Monday, highlighting sharp, unresolved divides on issues of liability and relief.

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Owen Labrie Sentenced to Jail Time

​Owen A. Labrie, who was expected to be a member of the College’s Class of 2018 before he was accused of sexual assault, was arrested Friday for breaking his court-imposed curfew.


Former Harvard Employee Pleads Guilty to Larceny, Forgery

A former employee of Harvard pled guilty on Feb. 29 to all charges related to his alleged use of a Harvard-issued employee credit card for $80,000 of personal expenses.

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Court Declines Motion to Protect Names in Tenure Denial Case

An ongoing lawsuit that alleges Harvard discriminated against a former associate professor on the basis of gender has now provoked a broader dispute about the confidentiality of the University’​s tenure process.

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New Suit Further Scrutinizes Harvard’s Title IX Compliance

Amid heightened external and internal pressures, a recent federal lawsuit filed by Alyssa R. Leader ’15 stands to further scrutinize how Harvard administrators have handled sexual assault on campus

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Scalia’s Death Could Affect Affirmative Action Lawsuits

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin G. Scalia could affect the Court’s upcoming decision in Fisher v. Texas, an affirmative action case that experts say may change the admissions processes of universities including Harvard.

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Scalia in 1992

Antonin G. Scalia speaks on November 18, 1992 in this Crimson file photo. Scalia, who passed away over the weekend, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1960.