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Harvard Graduate Students Union Threatens Strike Authorization Vote

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Members of Harvard’s graduate student union declared their intention to hold a strike authorization vote if Harvard does not change its approach to bargaining negotiations in an open letter addressed to University President Lawrence S. Bacow Monday.

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Bacow Pens Letter to Pompeo, McAleenan With Concerns About Trump Immigration Policies

University President Lawrence S. Bacow wrote a letter to United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan last week to share his “deep concern” about uncertainty over immigration policies under President Donald Trump’s administration.

Harvard Places Fryer on Administrative Leave, Levies Sanctions

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Economics professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. has been placed on a two-year administrative leave effective immediately after Harvard found he violated University sexual harassment policies, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay wrote in an email to Economics department members Wednesday.

Harvard Dismisses Fencing Coach Over Conflict of Interest Violation

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Harvard has dismissed head fencing coach Peter Brand after an independent inquiry into the 2016 sale of his home found he violated Harvard’s conflict of interest policy, Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise wrote in an email to athletics staff Tuesday.

Federal Prosecutors Seek Prison Sentence for Man who Threatened to Bomb Harvard’s Black Commencement

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Federal prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of 18 months for a man who threatened to bomb Harvard and shoot attendees of the University’s 2017 black Commencement ceremony, according to Thursday court filings.

Adams, Eliot Welcome New Resident Deans

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Andrea “Andi” Wright and Charles “Chip” E. Lockwood will serve as the new resident deans of Eliot House and Adams House, respectively, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair announced to Harvard College staff in a Tuesday email.

Cambridge City Council Debates Affordable Housing Policy in Five Hour Meeting

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The Cambridge City Council Ordinance Committee met Tuesday to discuss a sweeping affordable housing proposal, the latest step in the city’s plan to implement affordable housing zoning reform.

Bacow Pens Letter to Pompeo, McAleenan With Concerns About Trump Immigration Policies

University President Lawrence S. Bacow wrote a letter to United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan last week to share his “deep concern” about uncertainty over immigration policies under President Donald Trump’s administration.

Federal Prosecutors Seek Prison Sentence for Man who Threatened to Bomb Harvard’s Black Commencement

University Hall

Federal prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of 18 months for a man who threatened to bomb Harvard and shoot attendees of the University’s 2017 black Commencement ceremony, according to Thursday court filings.

Adams, Eliot Welcome New Resident Deans

Fall in Harvard Yard

Andrea “Andi” Wright and Charles “Chip” E. Lockwood will serve as the new resident deans of Eliot House and Adams House, respectively, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair announced to Harvard College staff in a Tuesday email.

Harvard Extension School Ends Agreement with Saudi Crown Prince’s Foundation to Allocate Seats to Its Affiliates

Harvard Extension School will no longer allocate 100 spots in its summer school program to students sponsored by MiSK, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s personal charity, according to University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain.

Former Michigan Governor Snyder Withdraws from Kennedy School Fellowship Following Backlash

Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder withdrew from a Harvard Kennedy School senior research fellowship Wednesday after an outpouring of criticism from students, faculty, and University affiliates.

OPINION

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Summer Postcard: Recharging at a Konbini

To me, a konbini is equivalent to a humble refuge from confusion and chaos. It’s the checkpoint area on the game map every time I die, sheltering me from time and all matters of reality until I’m ready to face the world again.

Columns

How I Survive Modern-Day Political Pessimism

How do we care about the big things while taking care of our individual selves? Loving people is hard; loving populations harder still. But because I can’t force others to act how I feel is sensible, I can only better myself to be an example.

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Money Close-Up

Enrolling in Sugar Baby University

The landing page of the Sugar Baby University website greets me with a “student debt clock,” a live update of the combined total that American students owe.

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ARTS

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'The Bad Mother’: ‘Big Little Lies’ Takes Celeste to Court

Forget “Kramer vs. Kramer”: The spiciest on-screen courtroom showdown is shaping up to be Kidman vs. Streep in the penultimate episode of “Big Little Lies”’ second season.

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‘Mulan’ Teaser Missing Mushu, Music, and Disney Magic?

As much as audiences around the world deserve to see a more historically accurate rendition of this empowering story, that doesn’t necessarily make this film a faithful adaptation of Disney’s 1998 “Mulan.”

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Harvard Art Museums Receives Gift of Otto Piene’s Sketchbooks

This spring, the Harvard Art Museums received a gift of 70 of the late modern artist Otto Piene’s sketchbooks dating from 1935 to 2014.

SPORTS

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Harvard Baseball Travels West for Its NCAA Tournament Opener Against Oklahoma State

For McColl and the other seniors, the berth into the Tournament is especially meaningful. The veterans of the Crimson squad will leave their mark on the program as they don a Harvard uniform for the last couple of times.

Sports Parting Shots

Parting Shot: Jack Stockless

But contributing to the record of Harvard athletics and making memories with the small (yet fearsome) band of fellow sportswriters at 14P has given me some great stories of my own to tell. And I will continue to tell them for years to come.

Men's Ice Hockey

Men’s Hockey 2018-2019 Season Recap

A recap of the 2018-2019 Harvard men's hockey season.

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