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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.

Faust Climate Change
Central Administration

In Ho Chi Minh City, Faust Reflects on Vietnam War

University President Drew G. Faust paid homage to the lives lost in the Vietnam War in a speech at a university in Ho Chi Minh City Thursday.

University

Court Denies Harvard Motion to Dismiss Title IX Lawsuit

​A lawsuit that challenges Harvard’s compliance with anti-sex discrimination law Title IX will proceed after a federal court ruled Friday to deny the University’s efforts to dismiss the suit.

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting
Central Administration

Faust Kicks Off Asia Trip in Singapore

University President Drew G. Faust spoke to alumni in Singapore Sunday during the first stop of a trip in Asia to promote Harvard’s global impact.

Year in Review - Pfister: Talk
University

University Committee Considers Adopting Affirmative Consent Standard for Title IX Policy

​A University-wide committee tasked with reviewing Harvard’s Title IX policy has discussed adoption of the “affirmative consent” standard—a standard the University has consistently rejected—in conversations about re-wording the policy.

The Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building
Labor

Harvard, Union Prepare to Argue about Objections in Hearing

​An ongoing National Labor Relations Board hearing that could determine the fate of Harvard’s student unionization effort may soon turn to the formal objections filed by both union organizers and the University.

The FAS Dean
FAS

FAS To Run ‘Reasonably Small’ Budget Deficit

​The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will run a budget deficit in the coming year, according to FAS Dean Michael D. Smith.

University President Drew G. Faust
Central Administration

Faust Pens New York Times Op-Ed Supporting Humanities Funding

University President Drew G. Faust wrote that National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal grant-making agency, “nurtures our national soul.”

University Hall
Final Clubs

Faculty Social Group Policy Committee to Add Members

The composition of a faculty committee tasked with examining a controversial College policy on social groups is still in flux, according to Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith.

Harvard Law School Library
Harvard Law School

Law School to Accept GRE for Applications in Fall 2017

Harvard Law School will allow applicants to submit test scores from the GRE in place of the more traditional LSAT beginning in the fall of 2017.

Travel Ban Rally
Politics

Harvard Affiliates Protest Revised Immigration Ban

As Harvard administrators work to respond to Trump’s revised immigration order, hundreds of Harvard affiliates and local residents rallied against the order.

University President Drew G. Faust
Politics

Faust Met with Paul Ryan, Other Legislators on D.C. Trip

University President Drew G. Faust met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other members of Congress on a trip to Washington, D.C. last week.

University Finances

Climate Change Solutions Fund Awards $1 Million to Seven Research Projects

​Harvard’s Climate Change Solutions Fund awarded approximately $1 million in grants to scholars from across the University, funding seven projects dedicated to understanding and combating climate change.

Back on Campus
Commencement

Mark Zuckerberg Named 2017 Commencement Speaker

Facebook founder and Harvard dropout Mark E. Zuckerberg will return to campus on May 25 to speak at the University’s 366th commencement ceremony.

A Conversation on Universities and Slavery
Race

Conference Encourages Reparations for Harvard's Ties to Slavery

A Friday conference brought Harvard’s extensive historical connections to slavery into sharp relief, with some participants encouraging the University to consider monetary reparations.