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Julia E. DeBenedictis

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Gashaw Clark
Obituary

Friends Remember Gashaw Clark ’14’s Energy and Uniquely Kind Heart

Gashaw Clark ’14, an optimistic and adventurous Harvard graduate living and working in the California’s Bay Area, died last week in a fatal biking accident. He was 25.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - HMC Office
Endowment

Harvard ‘Pausing’ Investments in Some Fossil Fuels

​Harvard Management Company’s head of natural resources Colin Butterfield said that Harvard is “pausing” investments in some fossil fuels.

SEAS
SEAS

As FAS Grapples with Budgets, SEAS Continues ‘Measured Growth’

As FAS struggles with budget constraints, SEAS is continuing with “measured growth” and plans to partner with outside firms to generate additional revenue.

Professor Timothy P. McCarthy
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Group Starts 'Resistance School' In Response To Trump Administration

Likening itself to Dumbledore’s Army—the covert group from the Harry Potter series dedicated to battling Voldemort—the group has attracted widespread media attention.

Hillary Clinton Visits Harvard
College Life

At Harvard, Hillary Clinton Hosts 'Fireside Chat' with Students

​Several dozen students listened to Hillary Clinton speak about her own college experience at Wellesley at a “Fireside Chat” in Kirkland House Friday.

Harry Lewis at Commencement 2015
College

Harry Lewis To Retire After 46 Years

​After this semester, computer science professor and former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 will teach only two more semesters before he officially retires on July 1, 2020.

Rebecca Chen
College

Quad, Khurana, and Finance Feature on Harvard Meme Page

Enterprising students have photoshopped Khurana’s smiling visage onto a number of icons of popular culture, including Kesha, Liam Neeson, and Spongebob Squarepants, as part of a new Facebook group whose size has grown rapidly in the last few weeks.

Harvard Law School

Law School Group Sues Federal Government

The Law School’s Project on Predatory Student Lending has sued the U.S. Department of Justice.

SEAS Convocation
SEAS

SEAS Welcomes Newest Concentrators With Sophomore Convocation

The School of Engineering and Applied Science welcomed sophomore concentrators in a convocation ceremony Tuesday.

Student Groups

Muslim Student Groups Host Vigil At Memorial Church

​Around 100 students gathered Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil in response to a series of hate crimes against Muslims and President Donald Trump’s recent executive order.

Cherry Murray
SEAS

Former Dean Murray Returns to SEAS After Energy Department Post

After about a year in Washington directing the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Cherry A. Murray returned to Cambridge this month to resume teaching.

Electrical Engineering
SEAS

Facing Space Constraints, SEAS Hiring Slows

“It’s very hard to hire faculty if there are no offices or labs for them," said the former dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

HarvardX
Technology

EdX Courses Take Less Time Than On-Campus Ones, Report Says

Students using Harvard and MIT’s edX courses take significantly less time to complete the online programs than students enrolled in the equivalent on-campus classes do, a wide-ranging report on the virtual education platform found.

Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Campaign Reaches $570 Million, Surpasses Goal

The Harvard Kennedy School of Government has raised $570 million for its ongoing fundraising drive, surpassing its overall goal of $500 million, according to Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf.

Politics

Kennedy School Dean Elmendorf Reflects in Aftermath of Trump’s Election

Kennedy School of Government Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf said his faculty will continue to analyze policies and produce evidence with a steadfast belief in their process.