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Alleging Sex Discrimination Against Men and Women, Greek Organizations Insist Courts Must Hear Social Group Sanctions Lawsuits

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Plaintiffs in the social group lawsuits rejected Harvard’s Feb. 8 motions to dismiss their state and federal complaints and asserted the legal merits of their arguments in Friday court filings.

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Harvard Faces Lawsuit Alleging It Unlawfully Possesses and Profits from First Photos of Slaves

Standing opposite the Harvard Club of New York and surrounded by cameras, microphones, and lawyers, a Connecticut woman announced Wednesday that she has sued Harvard to gain the rights to historic photos of people she says are her ancestors — and to challenge the University’s continued ties to slavery.

Bacow Expresses Support for Winthrop Climate Review

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University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview last week that he supports the College’s efforts to “get a sense of what's really going on” through its review of Winthrop House climate amid outcry over Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.’s decision to represent Harvey Weinstein.

Cambridge and Somerville Announce Joint Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants

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The initiative is a partnership between the two cities and the Cambridge Community Foundation aimed at raising and distributing funds to cover legal costs for immigrants. Funds, in the form of grants, will be distributed to local non-profit organizations.

Harvard Affiliates Mourn Christchurch Shooting Victims at Vigil

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Harvard students, faculty, and staff huddled together before the steps of Memorial Church Friday evening, standing vigil for the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque attacks that left 49 dead.

In Cambridge Homeless Court, Another Chance

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Cambridge District Homeless Court offers monthly sessions to adjudicate on misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges, as well as outstanding warrants, against people experiencing homelessness in the Cambridge area.

Federal Complaint Alleges Harvard Violated Americans with Disabilities Act

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Harvard currently faces a complaint filed with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights alleging the College’s 2018 decision to place former student Ty Pelton-Byce ’20 on a mandatory leave of absence constituted disability-based discrimination.

Harvard Faces Lawsuit Alleging It Unlawfully Possesses and Profits from First Photos of Slaves

Standing opposite the Harvard Club of New York and surrounded by cameras, microphones, and lawyers, a Connecticut woman announced Wednesday that she has sued Harvard to gain the rights to historic photos of people she says are her ancestors — and to challenge the University’s continued ties to slavery.

Harvard Affiliates Mourn Christchurch Shooting Victims at Vigil

Memorial Church

Harvard students, faculty, and staff huddled together before the steps of Memorial Church Friday evening, standing vigil for the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque attacks that left 49 dead.

In Cambridge Homeless Court, Another Chance

Homeless Court in Cambridge

Cambridge District Homeless Court offers monthly sessions to adjudicate on misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges, as well as outstanding warrants, against people experiencing homelessness in the Cambridge area.

Amid Student Calls for a Forum on Divestment, Bacow Remains Steadfast

Bacow’s position comes at a time when student activists from across the University are reinvigorating their calls for Bacow and the Harvard Management Company — the University’s investment arm — to withdraw its controversial investments.

Bacow Advocates for ‘Permanent Resolution’ for DACA and TPS Protections in Letter to Lawmakers

University President Lawrence S. Bacow penned a letter to United States Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Tuesday calling on them to pass legislation to protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs.

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PILOT Better Local Impact

We call on Harvard to assess in a self-critical and honest manner the impact it has had on its municipal community and how it can go about being and becoming the best neighbor it can be.

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Clear Action, Not Cheap Talk

More than just the chance to take a quick survey, an external review would certainly make us feel that our concerns are being included in University policy, and that the experiences of survivors of sexual assault matter.

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FM Imagines: Harvard’s Entry into the Homesick Candle College Town Collection

There's so much material to work with too: The golden scent of John Harvard's glistening shoe, or the flighty smell of a flock of Canada-Goose-jacket-wearing-tourists making their way through the Yard. So, as any diligent student would do, I've taken it upon myself to create my own Harvard-scented candle.

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ARTS

Cultural Rhythms

Annual Cultural Rhythms Show Inspires and Reclaims Space

The 2019 Cultural Rhythms show's theme was “Reclamation,” and the radical act of reclaiming space on Harvard’s campus recurred as a motif.

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Kahan’s ‘Mess’ Exudes Vulnerability and Relatability

Like the indie artist’s previous songs, “Mess” marries soft fingerpicking with solemn lyrics that crescendo into a catchy, repetitive chorus.

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‘Captain Marvel’ Is About a Woman. That’s Not the Point.

Idealizing "Captain Marvel" as an answer to a long-standing feminist question feels incorrect, but so does disparaging it as inconsequential.

SPORTS

Men's Ice Hockey

No. 12/11 Men's Hockey Falls to No. 9 Clarkson in ECAC Semifinal

An unlucky bounce and an unfortunate call ultimately stifled the Crimson's third-period comeback effort. Harvard now turns to the NCAA Tournament.

Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Advances in WNIT, Defeating Drexel in Bounce-Back Effort

Harvard’s renewed confidence showed immediately in Friday night’s first-round win over Drexel, as it accelerated to a 20-point first quarter to complete a wire-to-wire, 69-56 victory.

Men's Ice Hockey

PREVIEW: No. 12/11 Men's Hockey to Battle No. 9 Clarkson in Lake Placid

On Wednesday morning, the Harvard icemen bused to the famed Upstate New York Olympic town, eyeing Friday’s semifinal bout with Clarkson.

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