This week, the Harvard College Class of 2017 will enter a world still divided over November’s presidential election and, overwhelmingly, begin their post-graduate lives deeply pessimistic about the direction the country is headed.
There was no shortage of surprises in 2016. Between unprecedented penalties on members of undergraduate social organizations, the stunning rise of Donald Trump to the presidency, and a dining workers strike that lasted more than three weeks, events at Harvard and beyond defied expectations and challenged norms. The Crimson takes a look back at the essential stories of a pivotal year.
Harvard cancelled the men’s soccer team’s season after an Office of General Counsel review found that the team continued to produce vulgar and sexually explicit documents about the freshmen women's soccer recruits.
When Harvard College’s Class of 2016 departs Cambridge this week, they will leave a campus in the midst of a debate about its values and enter a world in the middle of a contentious dispute over its own direction.
With its announcement Friday of sanctions for unrecognized single-gender social organizations, Harvard has capped off a year of tense relations with these groups. Here are the past year's most significant stories about Harvard's relationship with final clubs and other unrecognized groups.