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Law School Establishes New Advising, Mentoring Programs

The Law School is expanding its advising and mentoring programs four months after some called for more advising opportunities on campus.

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GSAS

At 'Drop the Appeal' Rally, HGSU-UAW Presents Petition to Mass. Hall

Supporters of Harvard’s student unionization effort held a rally in the Yard, urging the University to drop its appeal to the federal National Labor Relations Board.

University Provost Alan M. Garber at Commencement 2016
GSAS

Garber Defends NLRB Appeal in Message to Students

University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 defended the Harvard’s decision to appeal a National Labor Relations Board, arguing that Harvard facilitated a fair election last fall.

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Harvard Law School

Report Criticizes Law School’s Alleged Corporate Focus

Five-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader said the Law School is "not addressing the broader need around the country for legal services.”

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Government

Harvard Facing Three Federal Title IX Investigations

Harvard is facing two previously unreported federal investigations into its compliance with anti-sex discrimination Title IX.

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Front Feature

Presidential Search Committee Begins to Narrow Candidate Pool

Several donors and professors said there are four likely contenders from within the University: Business School Dean Nitin Nohria, professor Danielle S. Allen, FAS Dean Michael D. Smith, and Provost Alan M. Garber ’76.

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SEAS

Faculty Express Mixed Feelings on Boston’s Amazon Bid

Harvard experts in urban planning, technology, and sociology say Amazon's potential landing in Boston would have likely deep ramifications for the city—both good and bad.

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Music

With Faust, Wynton Marsalis Reflects on Power of Music

Marsalis surprised the audience by taking out his own trumpet to accompany trumpeter Miranda Agnew ’21 in improvisational blues.

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Endowment

Entire Ivy League Outpaces Harvard Endowment in Fiscal Year 2017

​In a year when most institutional investors rode out robust public markets, Harvard’s 8.1 percent investment return for fiscal year 2017 placed it last among Ivy League endowments.

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Undergraduate Council

UC Leaders Meet with Presidential Search Committee Member

The president and vice-president of the Undergraduate Council discussed the search for Harvard’s next president with search committee member Shirley M. Tilghman.

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Features

Too Harvard To Fail

As Faust’s tenure draws to a close, some donors, alumni, and industry experts say Harvard should choose a leader with a healthy Rolodex and financial acumen.

Harvard in the World

Harvard’s Office in Johannesburg Thriving in First Year

Harvard's office in Johannesburg, South Africa is up and running, hosting fellowships, roundtables, and research partnerships for Harvard affiliates in the region.

Presidential Search and SEAS Mass Hall Code
Features

Bridge Over the River Charles

Whether or not Harvard’s next president holds an engineering degree, SEAS and its role in Harvard’s future will constitute a central part of their tenure.

Professor Danielle Allen
Race

Ethnic Studies Advocates Criticize Diversity Task Force Proposals

Some ethnic studies advocates have raised concerns that specific mentions of race and ethnicity were left out of a University-wide report on diversity.

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Race

Medical School Unveils Diversity Statement

“Our unique perspectives, talents, experiences and contributions as HMS students, trainees, faculty, staff and administrators are the foundation and drivers of our excellence,” the statement reads.