The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division will investigate allegations that Harvard discriminates against Asian Americans in its admissions process, according to a department spokesperson.
Dr. S. Allen Counter, a neurology professor at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations died Wednesday morning.
A federal court rejected Harvard’s motion to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit accusing the College of race-based discrimination against Asian Americans in its admissions practices.
A new course at the Business School focuses on case studies featuring black protagonists in an effort to address a “blatant absence of inclusion” in the school’s curriculum.
Students across the University will hold the first-ever commencement ceremony for black students on May 23 in an effort to bring black students across schools together.
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.
Loc Truong, the College’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs, is stepping down from the role for a job at MIT after 13 years at Harvard.
University President Drew G. Faust said Friday she views the change as important to the University’s reexamination of its history.
Boston Latin School requested to stay out of the lawsuit, which accuses Harvard of discriminating against Asian Americans in its admissions process.
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.
The College will interview three finalists to replace the position left vacant when Emelyn A. dela Peña left Harvard six months ago.
The words “House Master” still adorn the doors of some Faculty Deans’ residences, parking signs for their cars, and emails sent by at least one Faculty Dean.