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Lawmakers Call for Review of Harvard IOP Congressional Orientation

Climate Action Protest

Following criticisms of an orientation for newly elected members of Congress hosted by Harvard’s Institute of Politics that featured a number of lobbyists, at least two lawmakers are calling for a review of the program in light of House ethics rules.

Roland Fryer

Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations, Harvard Prof. Fryer Resigns from American Economic Association Post

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr., who currently faces at least three Harvard-led investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, resigned from the Executive Committee of the American Economics Association, the AEA announced Tuesday.

Prof. Fryer Facing Two More Harvard Investigations: One Title IX, One Financial

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is the subject of two more Harvard-led investigations, one into allegations of sexual misconduct brought by a group of women, the other into his spending and lab’s finances, the New York Times reported Friday.

Faculty Shopping Week Committee Stakes Out Its Case, Encourages Student Input

University Hall

Forty-four percent of Faculty of Arts and Sciences courses with teaching fellows last year had to add or drop discussion sections based on unexpected enrollment numbers, according to a website launched Friday by a faculty committee tasked with proposing potential changes to “shopping week.”

Former Harvard President Drew Faust Named University Professor

Drew Faust

Faust joins 24 prominent Harvard faculty with the distinction — including University President Lawrence S. Summers, former Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow, and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Greek Groups Are Suing Harvard Over Its Sanctions. Here’s What Happens Next.

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Experts and lawyers say a pair of lawsuits challenging Harvard’s sanctions could prompt a protracted — and pricey — legal battle in the months or years ahead.

Harvard Presidents Have Long Opposed Fossil Fuel Divestment. Bacow Offers A New Reason Why.

Lawrence Bacow

In an interview last week, President Bacow broke from his predecessor to offer up a new line of argument for sticking to the status quo: not only is divesting to compel change improper, he said, but it is also impractical and ineffective.

Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations, Harvard Prof. Fryer Resigns from American Economic Association Post

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr., who currently faces at least three Harvard-led investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, resigned from the Executive Committee of the American Economics Association, the AEA announced Tuesday.

Former Harvard President Drew Faust Named University Professor

Drew Faust

Faust joins 24 prominent Harvard faculty with the distinction — including University President Lawrence S. Summers, former Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow, and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Greek Groups Are Suing Harvard Over Its Sanctions. Here’s What Happens Next.

Lawsuit Press Conference 1

Experts and lawyers say a pair of lawsuits challenging Harvard’s sanctions could prompt a protracted — and pricey — legal battle in the months or years ahead.

Harvard Admits 13.4 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2023

Harvard College invited 935 of 6,958 early applicants to join its Class of 2023 Thursday, marking a 13.4 percent acceptance rate and making the 2018 early cycle likely the most competitive in school history.

FAS Council Approves Transcript Change for Population Health Sciences Students

The Faculty Council voted in favor of adding field of study to the transcripts of Ph.D. students in the Population Health Studies program at its biweekly meeting.

OPINION

Editorials

Outgoing UC Leaders Spoke Up But Fell Short in Delivering

Despite Zhang and Boucher's shortcomings, we would be remiss not to recognize their commitment to trying to improve the Harvard experience for students.

Op-Eds

In Defense of Truth

As the oldest and most prominent institution of higher education in the United States, Harvard has a unique responsibility to defend truth and the pursuit of it.

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Melody Lounge

The Fire That Changed The Way We Think About Grief

Hundreds lost loved ones to Boston's 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire, the deadliest nightclub conflagration in U.S. history. The blaze and its aftermath — and a Harvard professor's study of the bereaved — would reshape the way America and the world understood grief.

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ARTS

Will we get past Mila Gauvin II? The world may never know

The Case Against ‘The Final Countdown’

In my small comp class of 10 elected compers, picking up pitches wasn’t as competitive. But considering how much Arts has grown since then, it’s come to be a… tedious tradition. And just because it’s tradition doesn’t make it right.

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Editors' Note: When Arts Goes Normie

At some point in the year, we realized that we weren’t just “Crimson friends,” but actual friends.

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Twenty One Pilots’ Evangelical Gamble

For the 24 percent of America that identifies as evangelical, “religious” music isn’t just popular, but a cultural mandate. Twenty One Pilots’ drummer, Josh Dunn, would know.

SPORTS

Track and Cross Country

A Day in the Life of a Harvard Sprinter: Ngozi Musa

Ngozi Musa, a senior from Seattle, Wash., captains the women’s track and field team and competes in the sprints. This weekend we received an in-depth look at her routine as she prepared for the Penn Dual Meet at Gordon Indoor Track on Sunday.

Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey Defeats No. 15 Cornell, 4-1, at Madison Square Garden

The Crimson ousted the Big Red on the backs of its young, speedy forwards and sturdy goaltending from senior Michael Lackey.

Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey's Jack Drury Invited to USA WJC Camp

The freshman will compete for a final roster spot in junior hockey's most important international tournament, hosted this year in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.

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