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Faust Asks Congress to Resolve DACA Before Possible Gov. Shutdown

University President Drew G. Faust sent a letter to House and Senate leadership asking for “immediate attention” to protections for undocumented youth.

Drew Faust

For Likely Candidates, Harvard’s Top Job Would Bring Pay Raise

Faust’s successor could expect to make over $1.4 million annually—a pay raise for candidates likely on the shortlist.

Fundraiser for Ben Abercrombie
Football

Injured Football Freshman Abercrombie Returns Home

On Monday, friends and family gathered with balloons to welcome Abercrombie home.

Marijuana in Harvard Square
Harvard Square

Federal Marijuana Crackdown Could Disrupt Budding Industry

Session’s decision comes just days after the first-ever medical marijuana dispensary opened in Harvard Square.

The Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building
GSAS

Harvard to Hold Second Unionization Election

The mandate to hold a second election came after the National Labor Relations Board unsealed and counted 193 ballots remaining from Harvard’s first unionization election, held Nov. 2016, on Thursday morning.

Harvards Win 2018 World Universities Debating Championship
Student Life

Harvard Team Wins 2018 World Debating Championship

After waiting hours to hear the final decision, Harvard's winning duo jumped up and down when judges announced them as the victors in a 5–4 vote over Princeton University.

Rubenstein
University Finances

Corp. Weighs Indigenous, Environmental Concerns in Shareholder Report

Harvard voted on a number of new shareholder proposals in 2017 related to indigenous rights, criminal background checks, and divestment from fossil fuels, according to an annual shareholder responsibility report released Tuesday.

Loeb House
Central Administration

Experts Say Search Committee Likely Interviewing Candidates

“Less than 20 [candidates], they definitely should be doing candidate interviews,” said John Assunto, a managing partner of a search firm.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle
Harvard Medical School

Medical School Professor Resigns Amid Harassment Allegations

Longtime Harvard Medical School professor Harvey J. Makadon resigned from his positions at the Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center last month after accusations of sexual misconduct were brought against him.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Medical School Will Sell Some Property to Alleviate Debt

“The hope is that the proceeds from the sale of that building will allow us to pay off a significant part of our debt," Medical School Dean George Q. Daley ’82 said.

Marc C. McGovern
Cambridge City Council

City Council Elects McGovern Mayor, Devereux Vice Mayor

“My hope for this term is that we really take steps forward to become the socially and economically just community that we truly claim to be and want to be,” McGovern said.

Harvard Management Company
University Finances

HMC Sells $74 Million of Cows and Farmland to New Zealand Company

Harvard’s more than 5,000 cows are about to change hands.

Harvard Management Company
GSAS

What the New Tax Plan Means for Harvard

As University affiliates work to understand and respond to the tax plan, here’s a brief explanation of what the bill means for Harvard.

Gourmet Shoppe
Harvard Square

Properties Housing Felipe's, Crema, and Cardullo's Sold for More than $100 Million

After three months on the market, Harvard Square properties housing businesses including Felipe’s Taqueria have been sold to Asana Partners for $108 million.

Ladner and Wyville
Student Life

Due South: Southern Students Post-Harvard

Students say a number of factors—including job scarcity and political concerns—deter them from making the trek back down South. Others see an opportunity to return to change their home states for the better.

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