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IOP Inauguration Watch Party
College

‘An Encounter of Two Worlds’

Jonathan S. Roberts ’17 and Emily M. Hall ’18 both stood within a few thousand yards of the president. Both had traveled to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration—but they came for very different reasons.

"Harvard Against Hate"
Politics

Donald Trump Sworn In as 45th President

Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Capitol Hill Friday morning, becoming the commander-in-chief after a campaign that defied political norms and expectations carried him to the nation’s highest office.

Federal Funding in Fiscal Year 2016
Research

Despite Record Year, Research Funding Remains 'Huge Challenge'

Researchers across Harvard received a record-high $842.5 million in grants in fiscal year 2016—but some say they are bracing for federal funding cuts under the Trump administration.

The Oberon
Theater

After 'Failing' Debt Grade from Federal Gov., Harvard's A.R.T. Institute Freezes Admissions

After receiving a “failing” grade from the U.S. Department of Education for saddling students with high levels of debt, Harvard’s graduate dramaturgy program has frozen its admissions for fall 2017.

Frozen Fenway
Women's Ice Hockey

Frozen Fenway

In photos: Harvard Women's Hockey takes on Boston College under the lights of Fenway Park.

Crimson Corner in Jeopardy
Harvard Square

&pizza Eyes Harvard Square Location

The Cambridge zoning board will consider a bid this week to replace Harvard Square’s family-run newsstand and gift shop Crimson Corner with Washington, D.C.-based eatery &pizza.

Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides
University

Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides to Leave Harvard

​Mia Karvonides, the University’s Title IX Officer, will leave Harvard on Jan. 17 to accept a position in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the University announced Wednesday.

"Harvard Against Hate"

The 10 Stories That Shaped 2016

There was no shortage of surprises in 2016. Between unprecedented penalties on members of undergraduate social organizations, the stunning rise of Donald Trump to the presidency, and a dining workers strike that lasted more than three weeks, events at Harvard and beyond defied expectations and challenged norms. The Crimson takes a look back at the essential stories of a pivotal year.

Unionization Vote
GSAS

Harvard Student Unionization Vote Remains Too Close To Call

The National Labor Relations Board will hold hearings to determine the fate of Harvard’s student unionization effort after a vote count Thursday morning showed that the election remains too close to call.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Government

High School Students File for Amicus Status in Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

Two high school students who hope to attend the College filed a legal brief supporting Harvard's race-conscious admissions process, which has been challenged in an ongoing lawsuit.

Dean Fitzsimmons
Admissions

College Accepts 14.5 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2021

​The College admitted 938 early applicants to the Class of 2021 Tuesday, representing 14.5 percent of its 6,473 applicants for early admission and a five percent increase in early applicants compared to last year.

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting
Central Administration

In Uncertain Political Times, Faust Steps Up Advocacy

​University President Drew G. Faust is “ramping up” advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., where she will make the case for protecting undocumented immigrants and safeguarding research funding after Donald Trump’s unexpected ascension to the presidency.

Unionization Vote
Student Life

Challenge Ballots Delay Student Unionization Vote

Harvard officials and graduate student organizers will meet again on Dec. 19 at the National Labor Relations Board’s Boston office to continue sifting through challenge ballots from November’s vote.

Faculty Meeting
Faculty

After Tense Meeting, Sanctions Motion Tabled Until 2017

​A motion to oppose a College policy that penalizes members of final clubs and Greek organizations remains in limbo after a tense Faculty meeting Tuesday was adjourned without the expected vote.

Ellison Clarifies Role in Final Club Case
College

Internal Divisions Rack Owl Club

An Owl club undergraduate’s email spurred an acrimonious exchange with one member of the graduate board, offering a glimpse into a wide rift between the undergraduate and graduate memberships