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Divest Dismissal
Endowment

Judge Dismisses Divestment Lawsuit

The lawsuit’s dismissal, dated March 17, comes after Harvard and the State Attorney General’s office filed motions to dismiss the case urging the University to divest from fossil fuels.

Interview with President Faust
Central Administration

Department of Education Considers Two College Rating Systems

The U.S. Department of Education is considering revising its controversial draft college rating system to create two systems instead of the one initially proposed.

Drew Faust

Andrew to Lead Lobbying and Communications Arm

Andrew replaces Christine Heenan, who announced her departure from HPAC in October and took a job at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

..And Hope and History Run
Central Administration

Faust Travels to Selma for 50th Anniversary of March

“No victory is absolute; we have to keep our eyes on the prize to hold on—even to the Voting Rights Act [of 1965] itself, which is being threatened and eroded at the same time we are celebrating its passage,” Faust said Friday at Memorial Church.

Gerald L. Chan
Harvard Square

Continuing Harvard Square Investment, Gerald Chan Purchases Former Movie Theater

Hong Kong billionaire investor Gerald L. Chan has purchased the former Harvard Square Theater, adding to the more than $100 million real estate portfolio he now owns in the Square.

Tsarnaev Jury Finalized
Crime

Tsarnaev Jury Finalized

Members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev legal defense team walk into the Moakley Federal Courthouse Tuesday morning for the selection of the final jury for Tsarnaev’s trial. A total of 18 jurors were selected to try Tsarnaev on 30 counts in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013, as well as the shooting of MIT police officer Sean Collier on April 18, 2013.

Tsarnaev Jury Finalized
Crime

Jury Selected in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Eight men and 10 women will determine the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has plead not guilty to 30 charges in connection with bombings that killed three and injured more than 260 on April 15, 2013.

Goldsmith Book Awards
Crime

Photos of the Day (03/03/2015)

Deval Patrick
Central Administration

Deval Patrick Named 2015 Commencement Speaker

Patrick will address graduates and their families during the Afternoon Exercises of Commencement, which will take place in Tercentenary Theatre in Harvard Yard in May.

College

Harvard Finalizes Sexual Assault Climate Survey

The survey, which is a localized version of an Association of American Universities survey that 28 schools will issue this spring, will ask student respondents a range of questions on sexual misconduct and affirmative consent.

A Hearing
University Finances

Judge Issues No Final Decision on Divest Lawsuit

The plaintiffs, who call themselves the Harvard Climate Justice Coalition, allege that Harvard is mismanaging its endowment in “abnormally dangerous activities.”

Divest Harvard Alumni Letter
Central Administration

Divest Harvard Plans Weeklong Sit-In

In an open letter posted online early Friday morning, more than two dozen alumni called for fellow University graduates to gather in Harvard Yard for the protest that organizers are calling “Harvard Heat Week.”

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.

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall

Fourteen remaining protesters demanding that Harvard divest from fossil fuels left the administrative building Friday morning at about 10 a.m.

Divest Protest in Mass Hall
University Finances

Demanding Divestment, Protesters Occupy Mass. Hall

A group of more than 30 stormed and occupied the building Thursday morning, demanding that Harvard divest its $35.9 billion endowment from fossil fuels.

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'