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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.

FY 2014 Research Funding
Research

FY 2014 Research Funding

Federal funding for Harvard research fell by 5 percent in fiscal year 2014 following federal budget cuts.

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.”

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.

Interview with President Faust
College

Faust Letter Cautions Against Proposed Cuts for DACA

University President G. Faust wrote a letter to the Massachusetts House delegation critiquing an amendment that would roll back a key Obama administration immigration initiative.

Harvard Kennedy School

Longtime Shorenstein Center Director To Depart

Alex S. Jones, who will depart in July, joined the center in 2000, making him its longest-serving director. Before coming to Harvard, Jones was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times and a host for NPR’s “On the Media” and PBS’s “Media Matters.”

Politics

Shorenstein Center Names Spring Fellows

Among the six Shorenstein fellows who will join the center for the spring semester are a radio host, a New York Times reporter, and a former U.S. chief technology officer.

IOP

IOP Announces Roster of Spring Resident Fellows

The Institute of Politics’ spring resident fellows include a political journalist, a former U.S. senator, and Massachusetts’ outgoing attorney general, Martha M. Coakley.

Smith Campus Center, Second Floor
University

Smith Campus Center, Second Floor

A rendering of preliminary plans for the second floor of the Smith Campus Center highlights common spaces, trees, and a fireplace.

Smith Campus Center, Second Floor
College

Campus Center Plans Feature Student Offices, Network of Common Spaces

While officials have detailed plans to move several University offices to other locations to make room for the construction, the fate of several restaurants currently housed in the building still remains unclear.

Higher Education

EdX Offers Amazon Web Services Credit for Course Completion

The offer is an effort to incentivize students to take and complete the two online entrepreneurship courses, according to edX spokesperson Nancy Moss.

Harvard Law School

University Did Not Defame Former Law Student, Judge Rules

Former Law School student Megon Walker had sued Harvard in response to disciplinary actions levied against her after the school’s Administrative Board concluded that she had committed plagiarism in 2009.

The Lightning Rod
Crime

As Dershowitz Takes Action To Refute Allegations, Lawyers Sue for Defamation

The lawyers—whom Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz claims fabricated sexual misconduct allegations against him—accused Dershowitz of “initiat[ing] a massive public media assault on [their] reputation and character.”

"Shut It Down"
College

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University Finances

Corporation Committee Considers Proposals on Environment, Lobbying in 2014

Interview with President Faust
Higher Education

Draft College Rating System Emphasizes Accessibility, Post-College Success

Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?