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New York City Schools Chancellor Forum
Politics

NYC Schools Chancellor Discusses Controversial New Education Policies

Chancellor of New York City Schools Carmen Fariña discussed some of her key policy objectives, including a controversial proposal to change the admissions process for the city’s highly competitive specialized high schools, at the Graduate School of Education on Thursday evening.

Central Administration

Law School Examined Peer Title IX Policies When Crafting Procedures

When a faculty committee at Harvard Law School convened to craft a new set of sexual harassment procedures for the school last fall, they examined existing processes at peer institutions, according to Law professor John Coates, who chaired the committee.

Longwood Medical Area Theft
Crime

$14,000 in Equipment Reportedly Stolen from Harvard Research Lab

The theft, which was reported to the Harvard University Police Department last Thursday morning, remains an "open investigation," according to HUPD spokesperson Steven G. Catalano.

Alex S. Jones Moderates Goldsmith Awards
IOP

Miami Herald Awarded Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

The award celebrates journalists who promote "effective and ethical conduct of government" by exposing both corrupt and commendable government performance.

Student Groups

Law Students Discuss Treatment of Rape Law in Criminal Law Courses

Unlike most other criminal law subjects, sexual assault is an issue that law students are more likely to have personally encountered and should be approached with more sensitivity, according to law student Lana R. Birbrair.

Race

Amid Controversy, HLS Students to Recognize New York Public Defender

Following controversy surrounding two Law School student groups’ recent decision to revoke an honor from Robin Steinberg, a New York City public defender, other students have begun planning to bring Steinberg to campus anyway.

Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Raises $42 Million In Capital Campaign

Taking in gifts and pledged donations from more than 6,000 contributing households, the Radcliffe Institute has reached the 60 percent threshold of its capital campaign funding target.

Politics

Faculty Weigh In FCC’s Ruling To Classify Internet as Telecommunications

Following the Federal Communication Commission's decision to classify the internet as a telecommunications service, thereby allowing the government to regulate it as a utility, Harvard professors praised the ruling as a victory for ordinary consumers.

Central Administration

Federal Bill Would Regulate Colleges’ Handling of Sexual Assault

New federal legislation on sexual violence could change the way the University reports, advises, and assesses its approach to cases of alleged sexual violence.

Race

In Keynote, Activist Details His Undocumented Experience

The talk by immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas served as the keynote address for the 13th annual Alumni of Color Conference.

Prime Minister of Tunisia
IOP

Former Tunisian PM Describes Country’s 'Start-Up Democracy'

Former Prime Minister of Tunisia Mehdi Jomaa spoke at Harvard’s Institute of Politics Thursday about his country’s sometimes tumultuous but ultimately successful transition into a fledgling “start-up democracy.”

Lab of Innovation
Interfaculty Initiatives

Jodi Goldstein Tapped To Lead I-Lab

Goldstein will assume her new position at the end of the academic year following the departure of current i-Lab director Gordon S. Jones.

Vaccine Public Health Talk
Health

Experts Talk Vaccine Opt-Out Parameters

In the wake of the recent outbreak of measles in California, panelists emphasized the need for Americans to be more informed in their decisions for or against vaccination Wednesday.

Sciences Division

Harvard-Affiliated Researchers Discover New Class of Binary Stars

Maxwell C. Moe and Rosanne Di Stefano of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovered a new variety of binary star consisting of a main sequence star and an infant pre-main sequence star.

IOP

IOP Launches New 'Campaign and Advocacy' Workshop Series

Mike Vlacich, New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign manager, will lead a new “Campaign and Advocacy” workshop series at the IOP.

9/11 Memorial
College

Boots on the Ground: ROTC at Harvard

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn
College

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton
College

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall