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In Wake of Admissions Lawsuit Decision, Khurana Agrees Harvard Must Become Aware of Biases

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Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview he agrees with the verdict in the Harvard admissions lawsuit asserting that the College’s admissions processes are not perfect.

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Harvard Rejects Employee Unions’ Second Merger Attempt After Month of Silence

In late September, the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers formally requested that the University allow them to merge with the Harvard University Security, Parking, and Museum Guards Union, an independent, unaffiliated union with roughly 80 parking monitors and museum attendants.

Harvard Professors Win International Award for Renewable Energy Research

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Chemistry Professor Ray G. Gordon ‘61 and Materials and Energy Technologies Professor Michael J. Aziz received an award earlier this month for their work to create an innovative battery to store wind and solar energy.

Legacy, Athlete, and Donor Preferences Disproportionately Benefit White Applicants, per Analysis

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Forty-three percent of white admits to Harvard College are athletes, legacies, children of faculty, or members of a hand selected list curated by top administrators, according to working papers by Students for Fair Admissions-hired expert witness Peter S. Arcidiacono.

Queen Latifah, Rita Dove, and Robert Smith Receive Annual W. E. B. Du Bois Medal

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In addition to Latifah, Dove, and Smith this year’s recipients include co-founder of Black Entertainment Television Sheila C. Johnson; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation president Elizabeth Alexander; artist Kerry James Marshall; and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie G. Bunch III.

SEAS Students Conflicted About Allston Expansion

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As the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences prepares to expand into the new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston — which is slated to open in June 2020 — current and prospective SEAS concentrators are largely conflicted about the expansion.

With Less Than a Month to Election, Incumbents Hold Fundraising Advantage

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Since the race officially began Aug. 1, incumbents have raised on average roughly $18,900, while the challengers have received average contributions of around $5,700, as of an Oct. 15 financial reporting deadline.

Harvard Rejects Employee Unions’ Second Merger Attempt After Month of Silence

In late September, the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers formally requested that the University allow them to merge with the Harvard University Security, Parking, and Museum Guards Union, an independent, unaffiliated union with roughly 80 parking monitors and museum attendants.

Queen Latifah, Rita Dove, and Robert Smith Receive Annual W. E. B. Du Bois Medal

Queen Latifah

In addition to Latifah, Dove, and Smith this year’s recipients include co-founder of Black Entertainment Television Sheila C. Johnson; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation president Elizabeth Alexander; artist Kerry James Marshall; and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie G. Bunch III.

SEAS Students Conflicted About Allston Expansion

SEAS Progress

As the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences prepares to expand into the new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston — which is slated to open in June 2020 — current and prospective SEAS concentrators are largely conflicted about the expansion.

Harvard Professors Win Lifetime Achievement Award in Neuroscience

Catherine Dulac and Michael Greenberg have independently researched how mechanisms in the brain influence social behavior and developmental disorders.

Head of the Charles Brings Crowds to Harvard Square Businesses

The event is the world’s largest two-day regatta and the third-most attended event in New England annually, and often is one of the Square’s most lucrative weekends of the year, according to local business owners.

OPINION

Culture Not Costume
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My Culture is Not Your Costume

When you make our traditional wear into costumes, you are not celebrating us — you are making our histories into myths to tell around the campfire, our cultures into popular trends in the media.

Editorials

Bad Jokes

These incidents cannot be taken as individual mistakes, but as signs of a larger, prevailing culture that the Harvard community — alumni included — must continue to confront with the utmost seriousness.

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The Two Arthur Sacklers

Though the museum he funded on Quincy Street, the “miracle” that affirmed Harvard’s commitment to fine arts education, was erected to honor Arthur Sackler’s patronage of the arts during his lifetime, it has become to many a symbol of the forceful pharmaceutical advertising now implicated in thousands of overdose deaths.

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ARTS

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88rising Reaches New Heights with ‘Head in the Clouds II’

CHUNG HA is a one-woman act, unlike the many female K-pop artists who perform in groups, distinguished by a fierceness and femme-fatale confidence which is rare in the South-Korean music industry.

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Big Thief Steals Hearts at the Wilbur

Still, the members of Big Thief took the stage with a sense of humility, intimacy, and newfound wonder that resonates throughout their music.

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What the Hell Happened: Mindy Kaling Accuses the Academy of Sexism and Racism

If what Kaling said is true, then the Academy’s remorseless reaction to Kaling’s exposé reveals a discouraging immaturity and cowardly unwillingness to learn the lessons that have come at great cost from #MeToo.

SPORTS

Notebooks

NOTEBOOK: Punting, Bad Starts, and Defense Characterize Football's Victory Over Holy Cross

The Crimson’s win streak increased to four on Saturday with its 31-21 victory over Holy Cross. Visiting the Jesuit school in Worcester, Mass., Harvard picked up its first road win of the season.

Men's Basketball

Rationalizing the 'Hype' for 2019-20 Harvard Men's Basketball

The 2019-20 Harvard men’s basketball program has the potential to be historic, but let’s allow that path to be more versatile and open-ended than a simple straight line upwards.

Men's Crew

Crews Compete at Historic Head of the Charles Regatta

Harvard Crew teams competed in the historic Head of the Charles Regatta this past weekend.

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