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Mia C. Karr

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Admissions Office

Justice Department May Join Admissions Lawsuit Against Harvard, Experts Say

The Justice Department’s decision to reopen an investigation into Harvard’s admissions process may result in the government joining an existing lawsuit on the issue.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Justice Department to Investigate Harvard's Admissions Process

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division will investigate allegations that Harvard discriminates against Asian Americans in its admissions process, according to a department spokesperson.

Falling Money
University Finances

After the Capital Campaign

Though Harvard's capital campaign is scheduled to end next year, some say the money will not—and cannot—stop pouring in.

SEAS Allston Construction

Allston Rising

As steel begins to rise in Allston, faculty and administrators are preparing for the imminent move across the Charles River.

Faculty Meeting
Student Life

The University's 'Bedrock'

The College's controversial social group policy has awoken a historically formidable contingent: the Faculty.

University Hall

Sanctions Review Committee To Release Recommendations in 'Coming Weeks’

The committee will also create and share an online forum for Harvard faculty members to post feedback on the committee’s recommendations after they are disseminated.

The Murr Center
Department of Athletics

External Review of Athletics Department Will Not be Made Public

The results of an external review of the culture of Harvard’s Athletics Department will not be made public.


Adams House Expected to Begin Renovations in June 2019

Adams construction is expected to overlap slightly with the two years of construction on Lowell House, which is set to begin in June and end in August 2019, according to FAS Dean Michael D. Smith.

The FAS Dean

With CS50 Cheating Cases, FAS Dean Taking Hands-Off Approach

FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said he was reluctant “to get involved too deeply” in the Computer Science department, where he still teaches.

University Provost Alan M. Garber at Commencement 2016

Garber Assures Faculty Research Funding is a Priority

Also at the meeting, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris withdrew his April motion requesting the Faculty create a committee to implement a new course requirement called “Thinking with Data.”

Faculty Meeting
College Administration

Faculty to Tackle Marijuana Policy, Vaping

The student handbook currently states that the “possession, use, or distribution” of marijuana is a violation of Harvard policy. Proposed handbook changes would keep this prohibition, but add a clarifying statement about the change in state law.

Faculty Meeting

Report Shows Increase in Faculty Diversity Over Past Ten Years

​The proportion of Harvard’s tenured faculty who are women or people of color jumped from 30.8 percent to 39.2 percent over the past decade.

Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"

Danielle Allen Rises Through Harvard’s Ranks

Danielle S. Allen’s meteoric rise at Harvard is the latest step in a distinguished career as a political theorist and classicist.

Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"

Harvard Researchers Discover Second Declaration of Independence Manuscript

​Two Harvard researchers have uncovered a second parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence—the only additional manuscript of its type ever to be found.

University Hall
University Finances

In FAS Budget Woes, Echoes of Recession Era

Years of anemic endowment returns have forced FAS to make difficult choices to cope with a financial reality far from the halcyon days of the early 2000s.