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Sexual Misconduct at Harvard and Other Schools
College

In Letter to Khurana, Porcellian-Commissioned Report Scrutinizes Final Club Statistics

A professional statistical analyst, commissioned by the 225-year old Porcellian Club, sharply criticized the Harvard sexual assault prevention task force’s interpretation of survey data and recommendations for action on final clubs.

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

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.

Langdell Hall
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.

Steve Aoki's Selfie
College

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
College

Mather House Examines Namesake's Past

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

Year in Photos: ROTC
Central Administration

Harvard to Officially Recognize Air Force ROTC

​Harvard will formally recognize the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program Friday, renewing relations decades after the University expelled the program during Vietnam War-era protest.

Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides
Central Administration

New Title IX FAQs Expand On Previous Guidance

Half a year after some undergraduates criticized a University-issued frequently asked questions document about sexual assault as legalistic and inaccessible, Harvard’s Title IX Office has added a new series of answers to questions about campus sexual harassment policy and procedures.

P.C.
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.

"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.”

P.C.
College

In Most Extensive Comments in Centuries, Porcellian Club Criticizes Final Club Scrutiny

The Porcellian Club, Harvard’s oldest final club, broke its public silence Tuesday for the first time in recent memory to criticize College administrators for their recent efforts to make final clubs go co-ed and modify membership policies.

Massachusetts Hall
Alumni

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.

Marketing The Humanities
Advising

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.

Wadsworth Commemoration
Central Administration

Faust Commemorates Harvard Slaves

​In a stirring ceremony Wednesday, University President Drew G. Faust, joined by Congressman John R. Lewis, remembered Harvard’s forgotten past and dedicated a plaque to four enslaved persons who lived and worked on campus in the 18th century.

UC Freshman Representatives Map
Undergraduate Council

Representatives of the Yard: A Look at Freshmen on the UC

After six months in office, many freshman representatives said that despite cynicism from the student body about the UC’s efficacy, the work of the freshmen on the Council has helped to change students’ perception of the body. From expanded printing to revamped brain break, freshman UC representatives hope small projects will leave a lasting effect on the first year experience.