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Former Employee Sues Harvard For Racial Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate Her Disability, and Retaliation

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Former employee Melissa Defay filed a lawsuit against Harvard Wednesday alleging the University racially discriminated against her, failed to accommodate her disability, and retaliated against her when she raised these concerns.

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Pressley Leads Protest Against Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

United States Representative Ayanna S. Pressley (D-Mass.) joined protesters in Harvard Square in condemning President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall and other immigration policies during a President’s Day rally Monday afternoon.

Harvard College Unveils Working Group to Implement Inclusion and Belonging Report

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Harvard College announced the creation of a new working group charged with examining how spaces and symbols on campus impact the student body and exploring new avenues for diversity-related programming Tuesday morning.

Roderick MacFarquhar, Prolific Author and Professor of Chinese History, Dies at 88

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He was renowned for his close study of Chinese communism, died of heart failure on Feb. 10 at the age of 88. He was one of the leading scholars on the Chinese Cultural Revolution and served in multiple leadership positions at the University.

Men's Squash Takes Home National Title With Victory Over Trinity

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The Crimson men’s squash team ended its undefeated season with a dominant 9-0 win over Trinity in the National Championship to claim its 26th Potter Cup on Sunday. After losing to Trinity the past two years in the championship game, Harvard was finally able to avenge its previous defeats.

Gov. Students Discuss Recent Survey, How to Move Forward at Post-Dominguez Town Halls

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Government students discussed department culture, course offerings, and responses to allegations of sexual misconduct against Government Professor Emeritus Jorge I. Dominguez at consecutive town halls Friday.

UC Fails to Pass Amendments to Change Caucus System

A Conversation with Sruthi and Julia

The UC failed to pass two amendments to its caucus system that would have either redefined the purposes of a caucus or eliminated the system entirely at the body's weekly general meeting Monday.

Pressley Leads Protest Against Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

United States Representative Ayanna S. Pressley (D-Mass.) joined protesters in Harvard Square in condemning President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall and other immigration policies during a President’s Day rally Monday afternoon.

Men's Squash Takes Home National Title With Victory Over Trinity

On Top

The Crimson men’s squash team ended its undefeated season with a dominant 9-0 win over Trinity in the National Championship to claim its 26th Potter Cup on Sunday. After losing to Trinity the past two years in the championship game, Harvard was finally able to avenge its previous defeats.

Gov. Students Discuss Recent Survey, How to Move Forward at Post-Dominguez Town Halls

CGIS

Government students discussed department culture, course offerings, and responses to allegations of sexual misconduct against Government Professor Emeritus Jorge I. Dominguez at consecutive town halls Friday.

A Grande Loss for the Garage: Another Harvard Square Starbucks to Close

The Starbucks located at the Garage in Harvard Square is set to close this Friday at 9:30 p.m. after more than 20 years in business.

After Vandalism, Adams House Convenes Committee to Review Bathroom Signage

In an email Friday, Adams House administrators announced a new committee to review restroom signage following the vandalism of a gender-neutral bathroom.​​​​​​​

OPINION

Columns

When’d You Start Caring About Immigrants?

I worry about the day when progressives protected by their citizenship, will close their eyes and look back at Trump as one small blip in an otherwise perfect world.

Op-Eds

Why Love a Tree

There is a greater symbolic value to the tree, and it shocks me that one of the world’s preeminent institutions of semiotic thought seems so unable to grasp it.

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Postcard of Harvard Square

The Neighborhood Where Nothing Ever Changes

Should Bill Bartley have to leave the neighborhood, he will take a piece of its history with him. Yet his departure would be but one of many, part of a long, gradual erosion of the landmarks that have distinguished Harvard Square for many years. And as the face of the Square changes, small business owners have no choice but to confront a version of the neighborhood’s future that may no longer save space for them.

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ARTS

'Dear Ex' Still

‘Dear Ex’ Navigates Grief In a Complex Love Story

Just like its characters, “Dear Ex” is imperfect, yet emotionally gripping, as it presents broken individuals seeking resolution for their messy and interwoven pasts.

Playlist Trent Reznor Still

Arts Playlist: 10 Trent Reznor Instrumentals

Trent Reznor, the king of industrial rock/metal and frontman for Nine Inch Nails, has been making distorted, minimalist instrumental music for over 30 years.

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of the First Gender Neutral Hasty Pudding Show

Cross-dressing has always been a part of Pudding shows, and Weiss and Perusse emphasized the importance of keeping “France France Revolution” true to the Pudding’s original spirit.

SPORTS

Women's Ice Hockey

Harvard Rallies for Win, Then Takes Top-5 Team to OT for Weekend Split

A weekend of classic Harvard Hockey and tremendous play by freshman goalie Lindsay Reed earned Harvard a come-from-behind win against St. Lawrence and a last-second overtime loss to Clarkson, the current back-to-back defending national champions.

Men's Ice Hockey

No. 18/15 Men's Hockey Splits Weekend in North Country

The Crimson bested St. Lawrence on a late goal, but could not hold onto an early lead against Clarkson.

Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse Drops Season Opener at UNC

With its first game in the books for the 2019 season, the Harvard Men’s Lacrosse Team has reasons to be proud of its fight. Strong play from newcomers against a tough Tar Heels team forecasts well for the campaign to come despite the loss.

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