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Alumni

HarvardX for Alumni Drew High Enrollment, Mixed Reviews

HarvardX for Alumni, a program launched last March that offers online course content specifically to University alumni, drew 25,000 registrants in its first iteration last March.

Working Against the Blizzard
Central Administration

Anticipating Blizzard, Harvard Will Suspend Operations

The "crippling and potentially historic" looming blizzard is predicted to bring more than two feet of snow to the Boston area.

Radcliffe Institute

Justice Ginsburg Will Receive Radcliffe Medal in May

The Radcliffe Medal is presented annually to an individual who has made significant and effective contributions to change and progress.

Salt
Harvard in the City

University Monitors 'Potentially Historic' Blizzard

The National Weather Service predicts a “crippling and potentially historic” 20 to 30 inches of snow for the Boston area, with snowfall accumulation at rates from 2 to 4 inches per hour.

Title IX Officer
Harvard Law School

Karvonides Responds to Law School’s Departure from Central Title IX Procedures

The working group that crafted Harvard’s newly centralized sexual harassment policy and accompanying procedures did not anticipate that individual schools would deviate from those procedures to the extent Harvard Law School may, according to University Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides.

Central Administration

University Names Overseer Nominees

All alumni, excluding members of the Corporation and “officers of instruction and government,” may vote in the Overseer election. Election results will be announced in May.

The Lightning Rod
Crime

In Wake of Allegations, 38 Law School Profs Sign Letter ‘in Support of’ Dershowitz

In the letter, the professors argue that Dershowitz was unable to directly respond to the recent allegations in a legal setting, citing the fact that he does not have standing in the civil case in which the allegations of sexual misconduct were first filed and that Dershowitz denies.

The Lightning Rod
Crime

Affidavit Filed Reaffirms Allegations Against Dershowitz

The woman, identified in court documents as “Jane Doe No. 3,” claims in the affidavit that she “had sexual intercourse with Dershowitz at least six times.”

Ed School

GSE Prof. Argues for Standardized Testing Before Congress

Professor Martin W. West urged members of Congress not to lose sight of the positive impacts of standardized testing requirements introduced by the No Child Left Behind Act, which some members of Congress hope to dismantle.

Harvard Medical School

Med School Establishes Research Center in Dubai

The Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery—Dubai, as the center is called, will house research for delivery methods of health care treatment throughout the UAE, but it will not provide patient care.

Harvard Law School

Same-Sex Marriage Likely, Not Guaranteed, Law School Profs Predict

Law School professors say that the Supreme Court is likely, but not certain, to rule in favor of plaintiffs challenging recent Sixth Circuit Court decisions that upheld same-sex marriage bans in four states.

Michael J. Davidson
Harvard Medical School

Davidson, Trailblazing Surgeon, Remembered for Compassion

Michael J. Davidson, an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s director of endovascular cardiac surgery, died Tuesday after being shot at the Brigham.

FY 2014 Research Funding
FAS

Harvard's Federal Research Funding Declines Slightly in FY 2014

Funding from federal grants fell by 5 percent in 2014, the first full year after sequestration took hold. In the same period, non-federal funding rose 12 percent.

Harvard Stadium
Allston

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Bid documents, released Wednesday, include plans for Harvard venues to host aquatics, fencing, field hockey, tennis, and water polo for the Olympic Games, as well as five others for the Paralympic Games.

Research

Company Partners with Harvard, Brigham To Develop Ebola Drug

Canadian pharmaceutical company H&P Labs, Inc., announced earlier this month a partnership with Harvard and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital dedicated to the development of a new drug to fight the Ebola virus.

Black Lives Matter Protester
Race

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

Harvard Stadium
Allston

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Conflict at the Scene
Crime

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

"Shut It Down"
College

The Top 10 Stories of 2014