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Harvard Kennedy School

Former President of Finland To Join HKS as Fellow

As part of the fellowship, Tarja Halonen will give speeches, host study groups, and visit classrooms for one semester at the school.

Interview with President Faust
Higher Education

Draft College Rating System Emphasizes Accessibility, Post-College Success

The system would judge colleges and universities on a number of expected criteria, such as graduation rates, average net price, student loan debt, post-college earnings, and the percentage of students who receive Pell grants.

Soda Stream Machine
Student Groups

University To Investigate Dining Services Decision To Suspend Purchases from Israeli Company

Last spring, HUDS stopped purchasing water machines from SodaStream, whose main factory is located in the West Bank, following complaints that the appliances could offend Palestinian students.

Soda Stream Machine
College

Dining Services 'Mistakenly' Factored Politics into SodaStream Decision, Spokesperson Says

“As the President and Provost have made clear, our procurement decisions should not be driven by community members’ views on matters of political controversy,” the spokesperson wrote.

Interview with President Faust
Central Administration

In Sit-Down, Faust Looks Back at 2014

In her final interview of the year with The Crimson, Faust reflected on her role in several hot-button campus issues, including sexual assault policies and protests regarding two controversial non-indictments.

The Harvard Book Circle
Books

Author Revives Bombed Polish City in Latest Book

A three-minute clip from home video footage inspired author Glenn Kurtz's latest book about a Polish community.

University

Abuse Case Against Former Swim Coach Will Proceed

A lawsuit against the University alleging sexual abuse by a former Harvard swim coach will be allowed to proceed in court, following a legal extension of the statute of limitations on child sex abuse cases.

Vivek Murphy
Politics

Senate Approves Med School Prof. Murthy as Surgeon General

Though President Barack Obama nominated Murthy for the position in Nov. 2013, conservative members of Congress objected to his history of political activism.

Bake Sale for the ODR
Student Groups

Activists Host Bake Sale To Fund Understaffed Sexual Harassment Investigation Office

It is unclear whether the office accepts donations and University spokesperson Jeff Neal did not respond to a question attempting to clarify the matter.

Health

Researchers Uncover Link Between Mediterranean Diet, Aging

A recent study by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that telomeres, biomarkers of aging, could contribute to the benefits of this dietary pattern.

Harvard Business School

Senior Advisor to Faust To Appeal Indian Court Guilty Verdict

Business School professor Krishna G. Palepu was found guilty of receiving excessive compensation without first receiving proper governmental approval on Monday.

Distribution of the Capital Campaign
School of Public Health

Campaign Has Raised $2 Billion Since Launch

The funds raised in the public phase of the campaign brings the total value of gifts and pledges to $4.8 billion.

Rakesh Khurana
Student Life

Faust, Khurana Address Ferguson Protests

With demonstrations occurring almost daily on and near Harvard’s campus since controversial grand jury decisions in Ferguson, MO., and Staten Island, NY., University President Drew G. Faust and Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana addressed the situation in separate statements this week.

"Die-in" in Harvard Square
Crime

Protesting Grand Jury Decisions, Hundreds March Through Cambridge

An estimated 600 protesters streamed through Harvard Square Friday evening in what appears to be the largest gathering yet in Cambridge in response to two decisions by grand juries not to indict police officers who killed unarmed black men.

Higher Education

$5 Million Grant Will Support Ed Leadership Program

The Graduate School of Education received a $5 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation that will boost its Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed. L.D.) Program.

Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?

Protestors on Mass Ave
Race

Seen and Heard: Harvard's March Through Cambridge

OKWELOGU
Track and Cross Country

Decorated Thrower Looks To Continue Success

Protest
Columns

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