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Harvard International Office
Government

Fast-Track Visa Suspension Could Jeopardize Hiring

The premium processing freeze may prevent or delay the hiring of international faculty and researchers.

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FAS

Economics Doctoral Students Received Confidential Information About Admitted Peers

​A spreadsheet containing personal information and confidential evaluation data about admitted Economics doctoral students was mistakenly sent to current graduate students in the department.

Copley Protest
Politics

Harvard Affiliate Barred From U.S. Sues Trump

​Samira Asgari, a Harvard affiliate and Iranian scientist barred from entering the United States this weekend, is suing President Donald Trump.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Harvard Management Co

Harvard Management Company to Lay Off Half Its Staff

Harvard Management Company will lay off approximately half of its 230-person staff by the end of the calendar year in the genesis of a five-year overhaul of the world’s largest university endowment.

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Harvard Law School

Law Professor Sues Trump for Alleged Constitutional Violations

​Harvard Law School professor Laurence H. Tribe has joined a legal team suing President Donald Trump.

"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.

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.

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

Dillon Field House
Front Feature

Men’s Cross Country Team Placed on ‘Athletic Probation’

Harvard Athletics Department has placed the men’s cross country team on “athletic probation” after an Office of the General Counsel review found that the 2014 team made “crude and sexualized statements” about members of the 2014 women’s cross country team, but did not “denigrate or objectify particular women.”

"You Can't Normalize White Supremacy"
IOP

Protesters Denounce Trump Advisers Outside IOP Event

​Protesters gathered in the pouring rain outside Harvard’s Institute of Politics Wednesday evening to denounce the University for inviting advisers of President-elect Donald Trump to a campus event this week and call for the dismissal of Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon.

The Delphic Door
College

Hundreds of Survey Comments Illustrate Pressure that Prompted Final Club Sanctions

The comments, which Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith sent compiled in an email to voting members of the faculty last week, represent the most extensive and candid student feedback made public during a divisive debate.

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust
Drew Faust

Faust Outlines Plans to Protect Undocumented Students

​University President Drew G. Faust pledged to take steps to protect undocumented students in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, writing an email to Harvard affiliates Monday to “reaffirm our clear and unequivocal support for these individuals.”