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Harvard in the World

Faust Urges Supercommittee Against Cuts to Student Aid and Research

Visiting Capitol Hill, University President Drew G. Faust will urge members of the so-called Congressional supercommittee to avoid cuts to federal funding for student aid and research.

Harvard Veterans
Drew Faust

In Rapprochement, University Hosts Welcome Reception For Veterans

For the first time in decades, Harvard hosted on Friday a “welcome reception” for students who are veterans, marking yet another step in the University’s recent efforts to repair relations with the military after nearly forty years of tension.

Harvard in the World

Setti Warren Drops Out of Massachusetts Senate Race

Faced with fundraising difficulties and tough competition, Mayor of Newton Setti Warren announced Thursday that he will drop out of the race for the U.S. Senate.

South Boston's Take on Elizabeth Warren

South Boston's Take on Elizabeth Warren

South Boston's Take on Elizabeth Warren
Harvard in the City

In South Boston, Warren Vies for Swing Vote

South Boston, a long-time stronghold of conservative Democrats, will likely be a key battle ground in the upcoming 2012 Senate race between incumbent Republican Scott Brown and Warren, the undisputed Democratic front runner.


Harvard's Website Hacked by 'Syrian Electronic Army'

Harvard University’s home page was hacked Monday morning by a group calling themselves the “Syrian Electronic Army.”

Harvard Law School

Mass. GOP Urges Faust To Withhold Warren's Pay

The Massachusetts Republican party has urged the University to withhold Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren’s salary while she runs in the upcoming election for the Massachusetts Senate seat currently occupied by Scott Brown.


On Day Hailed as Civil Rights Victory, Activists Say Trans Community Was Forgotten

Hours after President Drew G. Faust led a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and the return of the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps to Harvard, Lecturer Timothy P. McCarthy ’93 and a number of students spoke out against the University’s decision.

Larry Summers

Leaked Book Critiques Obama

A tell-all book leaked over the weekend is stirring controversy due to its portrayal of the Obama White House during the financial crisis as rife with internal conflict and jockeying between economic bigwigs.

Student Life

Undocumented Students Cautiously Praise Executive Stay on Deportations

Undocumented students at Harvard and colleges across the U.S. will not have to worry about immediate deportation due to an executive order issued by the Obama administration in August.

Radcliffe Institute

Faust Discusses Gender Inequality in the Workplace

Academics, policy makers, and professionals discussed the current state of female employment in America on Friday at “The New Majority? The Past, Present, and Future of Women in the Workplace” symposium.

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Doctors Accept Fewer Speaking Engagements As Restrictions Tighten

The total amount of money pharmaceutical companies paid Massachusetts doctors promoting their products decreased in recent years.

University Finances

Harvard Bonds' Value Rises

Bonds from Harvard University, MIT, and Princeton University were the best performers among US investment-grade bonds in the month of August.


Capuano, Facing Likely Competition from Warren, Announces He Will Not Seek U.S. Senate Seat in 2012

Rep. Michael E. Capuano has decided not to run for a seat in the Senate.

Central Administration

Harvard's 375th Anniversary To Kick Off with October Celebration

Harvard is ramping up preparations for its 375th anniversary that University leaders say will serve as a momentum builder for the upcoming capital campaign.