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After Admissions Scandals, Harvard Requires Coaches to Provide Proof of Recruits’ Athletic Abilities

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In the wake of admissions scandals both nationwide and at the University, Harvard has implemented new policies — including requiring coaches to provide proof of recruits’ athletic abilities — to prevent fraudulent athletic admissions, according to Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise.

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Facing Appointment Caps and Fees, Some Graduate Students Call for an Insurance Plan Overhaul

Under Harvard’s Student Health Insurance Plan — which covers more than 10,000 graduate students, 2,600 undergraduates, and 600 dependents — specialist consultations are capped at a level some students say forces them to make hard choices about their physical and mental healthcare.

Hundreds of Students Spend Weekend Coding at HackHarvard’s Fifth Annual Hackathon

Hack Harvard

Hundreds of students from universities representing five continents spent 36 sleepless hours coding over the weekend during the fifth annual HackHarvard, a student-run hackathon held at the Student Organizations Center at Hilles.

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig Advocates for Changes to the Electoral College

Ex-Presidential Candidate Lessig Speaks

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig and political consultant Stuart Stevens considered the major issues with the current Electoral College system at a luncheon hosted by Lessig and the Harvard Law and Policy Review Saturday.

OSAPR and Harvard College to Pilot Bystander Training, Khurana Says

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Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said Friday he will work with the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response to pilot new forms of bystander training after survey results showed rates of sexual misconduct among undergraduates have remained stagnant over the past several years.

Head of the Charles Regatta Brings Tens of Thousands of Spectators to Cambridge

Head of the Charles Crowd

Rowing enthusiasts and casual spectators of all ages streamed through Harvard’s campus to watch more than 70 races at the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta on Saturday and Sunday.

UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Discusses Global Crises at Harvard IOP

Harvard Kennedy School

United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights and former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet spoke about her work to uphold fundamental human rights around the world at the Institute of Politics JFK Jr. Forum last Friday.

Facing Appointment Caps and Fees, Some Graduate Students Call for an Insurance Plan Overhaul

Under Harvard’s Student Health Insurance Plan — which covers more than 10,000 graduate students, 2,600 undergraduates, and 600 dependents — specialist consultations are capped at a level some students say forces them to make hard choices about their physical and mental healthcare.

OSAPR and Harvard College to Pilot Bystander Training, Khurana Says

khurana-divestment

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said Friday he will work with the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response to pilot new forms of bystander training after survey results showed rates of sexual misconduct among undergraduates have remained stagnant over the past several years.

Head of the Charles Regatta Brings Tens of Thousands of Spectators to Cambridge

Head of the Charles Crowd

Rowing enthusiasts and casual spectators of all ages streamed through Harvard’s campus to watch more than 70 races at the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta on Saturday and Sunday.

UC Confirms President and VP Can Vote, Sponsor Legislation

Harvard's UC confirmed that its president and vice president can vote and sponsor legislation at its general meeting Sunday.

Annual Kennedy School Diversity Report Shows Little Change from 2018

The Harvard Kennedy School has seen little or no change across various demographics in its student, faculty, and staff population, according to the school’s annual diversity report released Thursday.

OPINION

Columns

The Fear of Writing

As I struggle to reconcile my position as an outsider within, I hope I can do my communities justice with the opportunities I have access to at this institution.

Editorials

Our Harvard Can and Needs To Do Better

We implore the University to reevaluate both its administrative policies as well as the culture it perpetuates so that it not only seeks change, but achieves it.

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Paul G. Sullivan reads The Harvard Crimson

Reading Pete

I want to root for the kind of person whose prose is occasionally sloppy, whose opinions aren’t just rigid but also rigorous and sometimes even risky, the type of person who doesn’t need to fall back on Yeats to understand the present day, or who fails to read “Ulysses” because they were doing something other than what was assigned for tomorrow’s class.

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‘Picard’: ‘Star Trek’ Bust or New Birth?

As “Picard” takes up the mantle alongside the other airing “Star Trek” shows “Discovery” and “Short Treks,” it has mighty shoes to fill.

Radcliffe Yard in Spring

At the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard Professors Discuss ‘Writing Black Lives’

On Oct. 11, three Harvard professors came together to discuss the importance of and their experience with writing about black lives.

Fall and Memorial Church

Three Poems for Fall

Here is a collection of three short poems by American poets from the past century to get you in the autumnal mood.

SPORTS

Football

Football Spoils Holy Cross Homecoming in 31-21 Win

The Crimson wasted no time in taking control of the game after an initial stumble to race ahead to an early lead that it would never relinquish. Boosted by defensive takeaways and 24 consecutive points in the first 20 minutes of the contest, Harvard swiftly retook the driver’s seat and spoiled a well-attended Holy Cross homecoming game, 31-21.

Women's Volleyball

Women’s Volleyball Suffers Pair of Ivy Losses in Trip to New York

Harvard went into Columbus Day Weekend with new-found optimism: the squad was coming off a 3-0 win against Brown (9-6, 1-4 Ivy)  that snapped an eight game losing streak and garnered the team its first league win of the season. Despite the team’s success in Rhode Island, this past weekend the Crimson (3-11, 1-4) only managed to win one set in two games in New York, falling to Columbia on Friday and Cornell on Saturday. As such, the team ended its stretch on the road with a 1-4 record in Ivy League play.

Sports Features

First-Year Athletes Impetus in Scooter Revolution

Scooters are inundating campus, and many are blaming the first-year athletes. With a need to cross the river on a daily basis, scooters represent an easy alternative to walking.

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