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Harvard Law School

Analysis: Experts Say ADA Case Has Merit

Filed earlier this month, the complaint alleges that by not captioning its online content, edX, a virtual education platform founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012, violates the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Divest Protest
Central Administration

Divest Harvard To Create Alumni Fund, Donation Conditional on Divestment

Divest Harvard aims to launch a fossil fuel-free fund to which alumni can donate as an alternative to the University’s endowment, according to the group’s announcement from earlier this month.

FY 2014 Gifts
Central Administration

Harvard Brings in Record-Breaking $1.16 Billion in FY 2014 Gifts

For the first time since 2004, Harvard outraised Stanford in Fiscal Year 2014, posting a record-breaking total of $1.16 billion in gifts.

Harvard Law School

In Light of Grand Jury Decisions, Law Students Petition for Exam Extensions

In addition to considering the trauma of students, the letter called for the Law School itself to support the student protests

Crime

Open Letter to Obama Calls for Better Justice System

The letter, addressed to President Barack Obama, calls for the use of body-worn cameras by police and the prosecution of police officers who “deprive black men and women of their constitutional right to life.”

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Harvard Law School

Analysis: Precedent for Divestment Suit Is Tenuous, Legal Experts Say

Harvard divestment advocates caught national attention when they took their fight to court last week, but legal experts say the case’s claims may ultimately be too tenuous to be heard.

Men's Basketball

Former NBA Star Lays Out Philanthropic Goals for Democratic Republic of Congo

Towering over the podium, the seven-foot two-inch 18-year NBA veteran discussed the hospital he founded in the DRC’s capital Kinshasa, as well as efforts to improve education and prevent Congolese brain drain.

Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Grads Top Midcareer Earning Survey

Harvard Law School graduates earn $201,000 a year on average by the time they reach the midpoint of their careers, outpacing all other graduate school degree holders.

Harvard Law School

Assistant Attorney General Discusses Cyber Threats

John P. Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security, discussed cyber threats and the Department of Justice’s continued efforts to fight terrorism Friday at the Law School.

Politics

Lessig’s PAC Raises Millions, Despite Low Support from Harvard

The PAC, which Law School professor Lawrence Lessig created to curb the influence of money in politics, will distribute funds to candidates who support campaign finance reform.

Politics

Human Rights Program Celebrates 30 Years of Advocacy

The program included two panels—“Human Rights Advocacy Across Generations” and “The Next Stage in United Nations Treaty Bodies”—and a keynote address by former Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh ’75.

House Life

Tiffanie Ting Appointed House Dean in Cabot

Tiffanie L. Ting, who served as acting dean in Currier House last spring and as a tutor there since 2008, was appointed as Cabot House’s new dean on July 17.

Technology

Berkman Center Kicks Off Digital Problem Solving Initiative

The Berkman Center for Internet and Society held a kickoff event for its Digital Problem Solving Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Gutman Library on Thursday.

Crime

Former Law Student Sentenced to Nine Years for Insider Trading

Mathew Martoma, a former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager, was sentenced to nine years in prison and required to forfeit his $9.4 million in earnings.

Cambridge City Council

City Council Discusses Watershed Protection, Cycling Promotion

The Cambridge City Council discussed the Silver Maple Forest preservation and a bicycle counter interface at their meeting Monday evening.

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin"
Visual Arts

Portrait of the Artist: Behind Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin'