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Harvard Law School

‘Smelly’ Comment Reignites Free Speech Debate at Law School

​When a Harvard Law School student asked a visiting Israeli dignitary why she was “smelly” at a public event, it generated widespread controversy and renewed an intense debate over free speech on campus.

A Broken Pipeline: Minority Students and the Pathway to the Ph.D.

A Broken Pipeline: Minority Students and the Pathway to the Ph.D.

While underrepresented minorities represent a small percentage of GSAS—and those who are here often struggle to stay afloat—administrators and individual departments are actively seeking to bolster their numbers and experience at Harvard.

Steve Aoki's Selfie

Amid Throbbing Neon Lights, Steve Aoki Shakes Yardfest

Steve Aoki opened his set at Yardfest on Sunday not by throwing his characteristic cake but, rather, by dropping the F bomb.

“House Master” Title Change

Mather House Examines Namesake's Past

Mather House residents have begun a process to investigate the controversial past of their House’s namesake.


If a Tree Falls: Fighting Climate Change in the Harvard Forest

More than a century old, the Harvard Forest still bears traces of its past—stone fences, ancient oaks. Yet changes have come, too, subtle but significant.

Boston Marathon 2016

Powered by Cheers, Students Run the 120th Boston Marathon

Surrounded by cheering supporters, handmade signs, and countless bottles of Gatorade, Harvard students—and at least one dean—took to the streets for the 120th annual Boston Marathon on Monday.

Breaking News

Issuing Second Apology, Porcellian Graduate President Resigns

Charlie M. Storey ’82, president of Harpoon Brewery, announced his resignation as graduate president of the Porcellian Club and further apologized for comments he made last week about sexual assault and all-male final clubs at Harvard.

Picketing The Prices
Student Life

Over 200 Rally Outside Mass. Hall to Support HUDS Workers

​On a day when workers and students took to the streets across the country to rally for minimum wage reform, over 200 Harvard affiliates gathered in front of Massachusetts Hall to push for higher wages and increased health benefits for Harvard’s dining services employees.

"Free Harvard, Fair Harvard"
Central Administration

Overseers Candidate Donates to ‘Quasi-White Nationalist’ Group

Over the course of his career as a conservative intellectual and political activist, Ron K. Unz ’83—now a candidate for Harvard’s Board of Overseers and U.S. Senate in the state of California—has donated tens of thousands of dollars to an organization he describes as “quasi-white nationalist.”

Most Recent Capital Campaigns of Peer Institutions
University Finances

Goal In Hand, Harvard Campaign Polishes Priorities

Its goal reached and some of its largest gifts collected, the “One Harvard” campaign will now finish the more humble task of polishing off priorities and engaging rank and file donors.

Massachusetts Hall

With At Least $6.5 Billion Raised, Harvard Sets Higher Education Fundraising Record

Harvard has raised at least $6.5 billion in its capital campaign, breaking a higher education fundraising record after only two and half years of its five year-long public drive, according to two donors with direct knowledge of the campaign’s progress.

“Free Harvard, Fair Harvard” Debate
Central Administration

Unz Defends 'Free Harvard, Fair Harvard' in Debate

Much like his campaign for Board of Overseers, Ron Unz’s debate debut was unconventional and almost did not happen.

Jimmy for Hobey
Men's Ice Hockey

MVP: Harvard Hockey's Jimmy Vesey Wins Hobey Baker Award

One year after finishing as a runner-up for college hockey’s Most Valuable Player award, Vesey beat out Michigan's Kyle Connor and Boston College's Thatcher Demko to become the fourth player in Harvard history to win the Hobey Baker.

Marketing The Humanities

Marketing the Humanities

A number of events over Advising Fortnight fit into the larger trend of job-oriented marketing within the Arts and Humanities as many concentrations seek to attract more students and address their career concerns through an increase in job-focused advising events, alumni interactions, and published materials.


Take Me To Church

Everyone acknowledges that the College is a difficult and a challenging place to navigate; HCFA can offer students a helping hand for that journey, albeit one deeply tinged with Christian belief.