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Asked About Sullivan, Khurana Points to Harvard Faculty's 'Academic Freedom'

Rakesh Khurana

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana pointed to faculty members’ “academic freedom” in an interview Friday when asked to evaluate Winthrop House Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.’s decision to represent film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Adams House Renewal

Administrators Unveil Adams Renovation Plans, Announce Construction Extended to Four Years

The Adams House renovations timeline, previously slated to begin in June 2019 and take three years, will now extend another year and conclude by August 2023, Faculty of Arts and Sciences administrators announced at a Tuesday town hall.

Sleeping in Smith Center Draws Harvard Police Interventions

Smith Center Homelessness

While the Smith Campus Center has given many a new place to seek refuge from the Cambridge winter, repeated instances of homeless individuals violating the building’s no sleeping policy has drawn Harvard police forces to help security guards address the incidents.

Harvard College Unveils Working Group to Implement Inclusion and Belonging Report

University Hall

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.

Harvard Admissions Trial Ruling Will Determine Facts for Future Appeals, Experts Say

Harvard Press Conference

Attorneys for Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions had their last chance to present arguments in their ongoing battle over whether the College’s admissions processes discriminates against Asian-American applicants last week.

Some Math Faculty Chafe at Administrators’ Role in Faculty Hiring Process

Math Common Room

Math Professor Wilfried Schmid publicly criticized what he viewed as administrators’ undue influence in the department’s current search at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ meeting earlier this month.

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

Roderick MacFarquhar

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.

Administrators Unveil Adams Renovation Plans, Announce Construction Extended to Four Years

The Adams House renovations timeline, previously slated to begin in June 2019 and take three years, will now extend another year and conclude by August 2023, Faculty of Arts and Sciences administrators announced at a Tuesday town hall.

Harvard Admissions Trial Ruling Will Determine Facts for Future Appeals, Experts Say

Harvard Press Conference

Attorneys for Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions had their last chance to present arguments in their ongoing battle over whether the College’s admissions processes discriminates against Asian-American applicants last week.

Some Math Faculty Chafe at Administrators’ Role in Faculty Hiring Process

Math Common Room

Math Professor Wilfried Schmid publicly criticized what he viewed as administrators’ undue influence in the department’s current search at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ meeting earlier this month.

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

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

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.

OPINION

Op-Eds

Make Peer Counseling Available Over Text

The apparent lack of an anonymous text-based support service is a gap that Harvard’s student and staff-operated mental health resources would do well to focus on.

Columns

Criticisms of Course Syllabi Are Not Created Equal

If we study the genius of Ibn Rushd and Gandhi in the same departments that we do Douglass and Dickens, we might realize that all of these works have more to say to our lives than we think.

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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

Avril Lavigne Dumb Blonde Cover Photo

If You Think Avril Lavigne is a ‘Dumb Blonde,’ Watch Her Prove You Wrong

A salute to songs played on iPod nanos and sang along to in the shower, “Dumb Blonde” is a shameless pleasure with an enticingly subtle feminist theme.

'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.

SPORTS

Men's Squash

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

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.

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.

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