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Harvard Medical School

Trump Makes Surprise Appearance at Dana-Farber Fundraiser

President Donald Trump’s attendance at a Medical School-affiliated event drew particular attention and fanned the flames of an ongoing controversy over Dana-Farber’s choice of venue.

WGS Department
FAS Administration

WGS Hires First Full-Time Professor

Durba Mitra, a scholar of sexuality in South Asian history, will join WGS as its first full-time faculty member in fall 2017.

Harvard Medical School

After Protests, Dana-Farber to Avoid ‘Controversial’ Fundraising Venues

Following protests led by HMS students, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will not relocate a fundraiser planned for Mar-a-Lago, but vowed to avoid "controversial" venues in the future.

Harvard Medical School

Medical School Students Petition to Relocate Fundraiser From Trump Resort

Hundreds of Harvard Medical School have signed a petition calling on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute​ to relocate a Feb. 18 fundraiser away from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Research

Explosions Could Provide Clues About First Stars, Fellow Says

A set of explosions that happened thousands of years ago could provide clues about the formation of the earliest stars, according to Robert A. Simcoe, a research fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

The Science Center
Research

Some Science Profs Fear Federal Funding Cuts Under Trump

Some Harvard professors and researchers say they are worried about how Donald Trump’s presidency could affect federal funding for scientific research.

College

Princeton’s Gen Ed Proposals Mirror Harvard Program

In an Oct. 20 report, Princeton’s Task Force on General Education wrote that it had consulted a series of peer institutions, including Harvard

Books

Sociology Professor Explores Racial Identities in New Book

Professor Michèle Lamont explores the experiences with racism faced by five distinct ethnic groups spanning three cities on three continents in her latest book.

Barker Center
College

Café at the Barker Center Hopes to Gain Greater Recognition

The Arts and Humanities Café at the Barker Center has regularly hosted a range of arts events, but students and cafe managers say the cafe’s aspiration to be a campus arts center has yet to fully catch on.