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Harvard Business School

Business School Dean Challenges Book’s Criticism of School

The Harvard Business School Dean pushed back on the conclusions of a popular new book that criticizes the school’s complicity in a number of societal ills.

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Harvard ‘Pausing’ Investments in Some Fossil Fuels

​Harvard Management Company’s head of natural resources Colin Butterfield said that Harvard is “pausing” investments in some fossil fuels.

Faculty Meeting

Report Shows Increase in Faculty Diversity Over Past Ten Years

​The proportion of Harvard’s tenured faculty who are women or people of color jumped from 30.8 percent to 39.2 percent over the past decade.

Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"

Harvard Researchers Discover Second Declaration of Independence Manuscript

​Two Harvard researchers have uncovered a second parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence—the only additional manuscript of its type ever to be found.

Unionization Vote

NLRB Calls for Re-Vote in Unionization Election

The National Labor Relations Board will conduct another election to determine whether eligible students at Harvard can form a union if a re-vote does not end in favor of the union.

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Final Clubs

Delphic Club Members Hired Strippers for 2010 Punch Event

​Graduate members of the Delphic Club hired strippers to entertain a handful of undergraduates at an October 2010 punch event held in a graduate’s Boston apartment.

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Department of Athletics

In Harvard’s Athletics Department, A Stark Wage Gap

​The coaches of men’s athletic teams at Harvard make significantly more money than coaches of women’s teams, a disparity the Athletics Department is considering as part of a review of how it compensates its coaching staff.

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust

Sanctions May Be ‘Interim Step’ in Broader Effort, Faust Says

"It might turn out to be an interim step if we felt that the policy had not succeeded in addressing the concerns about exclusion and hierarchy," Faust said.

Diversity and Isolation

'Party of One': Diversity and Isolation in Harvard's Faculty

These stories provide a window into what it’s like to be an underrepresented minority professor at Harvard, an old and powerful institution that has openly struggled with faculty diversity in the past and present.

Mike Smith at Convocation

Faculty Salaries to Increase by Only 1.5 Percent

Members of Harvard’s faculty and non-unionized staff will see their salaries increase by only 1.5 percent for fiscal year 2018, an atypically low increase outpaced by the current rate of inflation.

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Fake ‘Investigation Unit’ Notice Sparks Controversy, Apologies

​Mock notices from a purported “Harvard Special Investigations Unit" sparked outrage from several students, who called the false flyers disturbing, and prompted the involved students groups to apologize.

On Campus

Clover to Open in Science Center

Clover Food Lab will replace Greenhouse Cafe in the Science Center’s partially-renovated Cabot Science Library.

Girma’s Serenade
Student Life

University to Change ‘Fair Harvard’ Lyrics

​Harvard will hold a competition to change the final line of “Fair Harvard,” the University’s 181-year-old alma mater, which has read “Till the stock of the Puritans die” since its composition in 1836.

University Hall

Faculty Vote to End Harvard Time, Extend Course Length in 2018

​The seven-minute passing period between courses known as “Harvard Time” will no longer exist beginning in the fall of 2018.

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Cambridge City Council

City Council Calls for Trump Impeachment Investigation

Cambridge City Councillors passed a resolution Monday urging the House of Representatives to begin an investigation into President Donald Trump’s potential violations of the Constitution and decide if grounds exist to impeach him.