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Harvard-MIT Institute Wins Patent Battle for Gene-Editing Tech

The Broad Institute won the right to keep its patent for CRISPR, a groundbreaking gene-editing technology, in a ruling Wednesday.

The Protest Lecturer
Student Life

From the Lectern to the Loudspeaker

Recent events—most notably, President Donald Trump's election—have stirred an activist's sensibility in some Harvard professors.

Dean Khurana

Khurana Will Be 'Deeply Involved' With Faculty Sanctions Committee

​Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana will be “deeply involved” in the faculty committee reconsidering the current policy on final clubs and Greek organizations.

Mike Smith at Convocation

FAS Will Cut Grad Student Admissions by 4.4 Percent

The "drying up of some funds" has prompted Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences to reduce the number of admissions slots for graduate students this year.

Barker Center
Humanities Division

English Department Proposes Diversity Requirement

The English Department proposes new requirements for curricular diversity.

University Hall

Dean Discusses Hiring Of Women, Minorities at Faculty Meeting

The diversity of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences remains "concerning," Dean of Faculty Affairs and Planning Nina Zipser said at the Faculty’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

University Hall
Student Life

Faculty Meeting Agenda Set Without Lewis Motion

The agenda for Tuesday’s Faculty meeting, released Friday, includes a notable absence: a motion proposed by former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68.

Harry Lewis Q&A
Student Life

Lewis Withdraws Faculty Motion Opposing Sanctions

Former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 has withdrawn a faculty motion opposing the College’s penalties for members of single gender social organizations.

Copley Protest

Nearly 200 Harvard Professors Sign Petition Opposing Presidential Order

Joining thousands of academics worldwide, over 190 Harvard professors have signed a growing petition opposing President Donald Trump’s immigration order.

University Hall

Faust, Khurana Discuss Sanctions Committee with Faculty Council

University President Drew G. Faust and Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana attended the biweekly meeting of the Faculty Council Tuesday to discuss a committee that could revise a policy penalizing members of single social organizations.


Researcher Challenges Court-Ordered Separation from Grad Student

Accusations of falsified data, a forced mental evaluation, and a suspected "campaign of retaliation": court documents detail a bitter schism between a Harvard graduate student and his principal investigator.

Social Sciences Division

Ethnic Studies Proponents Plan Advocacy Efforts

Students and alumni emphasized the need to recruit new ethnic studies advocates, as many of the movement’s organizers will soon graduate.

Federal Funding in Fiscal Year 2016

Despite Record Year, Research Funding Remains 'Huge Challenge'

Researchers across Harvard received a record-high $842.5 million in grants in fiscal year 2016—but some say they are bracing for federal funding cuts under the Trump administration.

Mark Zuckerberg 2004

Harvard Partners With Facebook For Tech Research

​More than a decade after its founding in a Harvard dorm, Facebook is partnering with Harvard and 16 other universities in a research agreement allow Harvard faculty members and graduate students to work with the social media giant.

Harvard Square

In Tense Meeting, City Council Debates Square’s Future

A roundtable discussion at Cambridge City Hall turned tense at times as attendees discussed recent developments in Harvard Square with representatives from Harvard and other major property owners like Equity One and Gerald L. Chan.