University News

Paul J. Barreira
Student Groups

After-Hours Urgent Care Visits Stable, But Administrators Remain Concerned

Administrators say they continue to worry about the current location’s accessibility to students since its relocation in June.

Rally for a Sanctuary Campus
College

Activists and Undocumented Students Disappointed By Sanctuary Campus Decision

Some students said they are disappointed by University President Drew G. Faust’s decision not to label Harvard a "sanctuary campus" although they remain optimistic about many of her proposals to protect undocumented immigrants.

Unionization Vote
Student Life

Challenge Ballots Delay Student Unionization Vote

Harvard officials and graduate student organizers will meet again on Dec. 19 at the National Labor Relations Board’s Boston office to continue sifting through challenge ballots from November’s vote.

College

Auditors Make Use of Informal System

“It’s a great great opportunity to be able to do what I’m doing and I hope I’m not violating any University policy,” said Robert “Bob” Karp ’61.

Students Rally for Harvard Sanctuary Status
Central Administration

Faust Says Harvard Will Not Be a 'Sanctuary Campus'

University President Drew G. Faust said Harvard will not designate itself a “sanctuary campus” at a Faculty of Arts and Sciences meeting held Tuesday afternoon in the Science Center.

Ellison Clarifies Role in Final Club Case
College

Internal Divisions Rack Owl Club

An Owl club undergraduate’s email spurred an acrimonious exchange with one member of the graduate board, offering a glimpse into a wide rift between the undergraduate and graduate memberships

Dillon Field House
Front Feature

Men’s Cross Country Team Placed on ‘Athletic Probation’

Harvard Athletics Department has placed the men’s cross country team on “athletic probation” after an Office of the General Counsel review found that the 2014 team made “crude and sexualized statements” about members of the 2014 women’s cross country team, but did not “denigrate or objectify particular women.”

IOP
IOP

Trump, Clinton Campaign Managers Spar at IOP

​Sparks flew between President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s respective campaign managers Kellyanne Conway and Robby Mook during their first public appearance together since Election Day.

Research

Explosions Could Provide Clues About First Stars, Fellow Says

A set of explosions that happened thousands of years ago could provide clues about the formation of the earliest stars, according to Robert A. Simcoe, a research fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Faculty

Sanctions Set, But Implementation Open to Debate, Lee Says

As faculty debate whether the College should have a policy penalizing members of final clubs and Greek organizations, the senior fellow of Harvard’s highest governing body said the policy itself will not be revoked.

Maggie Williams
IOP

Maggie Williams Will Return to IOP in January

Margaret “Maggie” A. Williams, who served as director of the Institute of Politics before taking a leave of absence from her post to serve as an adviser to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, will return to Harvard in January.

GSAS

Student Unionization Vote Count Will Extend Into December

Ballot boxes containing student votes have remained sealed for nearly two weeks, which is standard protocol until all questions about challenged ballots are resolved.

Research

HMS Researchers Find First Link Between Bone Growth Gene and Cognitive Functioning

​Neurobiologists at Harvard Medical School have discovered the first link between a bone growth gene and cognitive functioning in humans and nonhuman primates.

Sexual Harassment Policy Meeting
College

121 Students Disclosed Potential Sexual Harassment to College's Title IX Coordinators Last Year

​Harvard College’s Title IX coordinators received 121 disclosures of incidents of potential sexual harassment last academic year, a nearly four-fold increase since the 2013-2014 school year, according to the University Title IX Office’s annual report.

Queen's Head Debate Watch
IOP

Bannon Will No Longer Attend Harvard Campaign Debrief Event

​Top Donald Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon will no longer attend an Institute of Politics event about the 2016 presidential campaign this week.