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Here's What Happened in the Harvard Admissions Trial Today

William F. Lee

On Oct. 15, a lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants went to trial in Boston. The Crimson is updating this article with a summary of what went down in the courtroom every day the trial lasts.

Affirmative Action Trial

In Admissions, Harvard Favors Those Who Fund It, Internal Emails Show

In one 2013 email headlined “My Hero,” former Kennedy School Dean Ellwood thanked Harvard's admissions dean for his help accepting a set of students with very particular qualifications. "[Redacted] and [redacted] are all big wins. [Redacted] has already committed to a building.”

Divinity School Event Explores Humans’ Relationship to Nature

Taproot

The event convened thinkers from a variety of backgrounds, who spoke about everything from indigenous communities, to religion, to mental health, each in relation to nature and humans’ complex relation to it.

Economist Gabriel Zucman Talks Tax Havens and Globalization

Harris Lecture

Speaking to roughly 50 Harvard affiliates, Zucman characterized U.S. multinational corporations as “particularly aggressive in shifting to tax havens.”

Title IX Policy Review Committee Produces Report for Bacow

Year in Review - Pfister: Talk

Former University President Drew G. Faust created the committee in 2015 when Harvard continued to face criticisms of its policy and procedures on sexual misconduct after it overhauled them in 2014.

Mass. Candidate Pressley Talks Warren, Sexual Assault at Media Roundtable

Capitol Building

Pressley said rhetoric surrounding Massachusetts Senator Warren’s Native American ancestry deflects attention from more important conversations.

Author J.M. Coetzee Receives Inaugural Mahindra Award for the Humanities

Mahindra Humanities Award

The ceremony included an appearance by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a discussion among 11 distinguished humanities scholars.

In Admissions, Harvard Favors Those Who Fund It, Internal Emails Show

In one 2013 email headlined “My Hero,” former Kennedy School Dean Ellwood thanked Harvard's admissions dean for his help accepting a set of students with very particular qualifications. "[Redacted] and [redacted] are all big wins. [Redacted] has already committed to a building.”

Title IX Policy Review Committee Produces Report for Bacow

Year in Review - Pfister: Talk

Former University President Drew G. Faust created the committee in 2015 when Harvard continued to face criticisms of its policy and procedures on sexual misconduct after it overhauled them in 2014.

Mass. Candidate Pressley Talks Warren, Sexual Assault at Media Roundtable

Capitol Building

Pressley said rhetoric surrounding Massachusetts Senator Warren’s Native American ancestry deflects attention from more important conversations.

Harvard Students Take Time Off to Campaign Ahead of Midterms

A handful of Harvard undergraduates have taken leaves of absence to work on political campaigns ahead of the 2018 midterm elections next month. “I want to be wherever I can make the biggest impact in 2020,” one said.

Students Strategize to Defend Shopping Week Ahead of Admin-Led 'Listening Sessions'

Roughly 50 undergraduates gathered in Harvard Hall Tuesday evening to strategize ahead of a “listening session" with administrators about Shopping Week.

OPINION

Make America Great Again
Columns

Trump’s Monetary Policy is Economically and Ethically Confused

Trump's critique of the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate hike reveals a split democracy: One for the people; the other for the shareholders.

Op-Eds

You’re Miss California, Right?

Why is it that at Harvard, we can’t see and relate to each other simply as people, unique and deserving each in our own way?

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Hypnosis

Chicken Soup with a Side of Hypnosis

I felt sure it was not a mind problem, but a physical one — I had the bloat to prove it. When I asked how I might resolve said “mind-body” problem, she prescribed hypnosis.

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ARTS

"Aquemini" by Outkast

20 Years of Blending the Classic and Inventive in Outkast’s ‘Aquemini’

“Aquemini” demonstrates an admirable adroitness in blending lyrics of varying gravity and theme.

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‘Beautiful Boy’ A Startlingly Clear Picture of Addiction

In the end, “Beautiful Boy”  is more horror than Hollywood, and takes no artistic shortcuts to portray addiction honestly: as incurable, unpredictable, corrosive, and dangerous.

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‘The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille’ Unearths Film History

In the midst of a modern age of obsession with Hollywood culture, “The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille” is a timely examination of the American film industry’s origins.

SPORTS

Men's Tennis

Andrew Rueb '95 Continues to Lead and Learn As Men's Tennis Coach

When Dave Fish announced his retirement after 42 years, Harvard lost a coaching legend who immensely shaped the men’s tennis program. However, there was one person who was the obvious choice to be Fish’s successor, and that was Andrew Rueb ‘95. For the past 11 years, he has helped Harvard to 192 victories and four Ivy League Championships as an assistant and associate head coach. Now he looks to continue the program’s tradition of excellence created by his mentor.

Men's Tennis

Men's and Women's Tennis Compete at the ITA Northeast Regionals

Both the Harvard men’s and women’s tennis teams saw action this past week at the ITA Northeast Regionals, and both squads had impressive finishes to the tournament. Fellow Ivy League school Princeton hosted the men’s tournament, which welcomed players from schools all around the Northeast, while Yale hosted the women’s side. Both tournaments ran from Oct. 11-16.

Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Rallies Against Brown, Falls to Yale in Weekend Split

Playing on Friday in Providence, R.I., Harvard defeated Brown in five sets after conceding the first two frames. On Saturday, the Crimson travelled to New Haven, Conn., to face Yale, a game which Harvard lost in three, tightly-contested sets.

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