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Alleging Sex Discrimination, Greek Organizations Insist Courts Must Hear Social Group 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.

Harvard Motions to Dismiss Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 2015 Suicide

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Harvard filed a motion on March 8 to dismiss a lawsuit it currently faces alleging it was negligent in the care of Luke Z. Tang ’18, an undergraduate who died by suicide in 2015.

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.

Trump’s College Free Speech Order Ambiguous and Unlawful, Experts Say

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Experts say it is unclear how President Donald Trump’s recent executive order conditioning certain federal funds to universities based on their free speech policies will affect Harvard given the order's vague nature and unclear enforcement mechanisms.

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.

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 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.

Trump’s College Free Speech Order Ambiguous and Unlawful, Experts Say

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Experts say it is unclear how President Donald Trump’s recent executive order conditioning certain federal funds to universities based on their free speech policies will affect Harvard given the order's vague nature and unclear enforcement mechanisms.

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.

Federal Complaint Alleges Harvard’s Decision to Place Former Student on Leave Violated Americans with Disabilities Act

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.

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.

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Pursuing Good Faith Negotiations

We broadly agree with HGSU-UAW on the need for a neutral arbitration procedure to review grievances brought against the University with regard to discrimination and sexual misconduct.

Op-Eds

What Is Wrong with Harvard?

For the many of us out there who have complaints, let us change the question we are always asking. Rather than ask “What’s wrong with Harvard?” let us ask “How can we improve Harvard?”

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Scented Candles

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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Boston Flower and Garden Show

Boston Flower and Garden Show Offers Hope for Spring

Immediately beyond the abundant, multi-colored floral arrangements guarding the venue’s entrance, an entire path of award-winning landscape gardens greeted attendees.

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.

Noah Kahan Mess

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.

SPORTS

Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Falls to Georgetown in WNIT

After a dominant offensive start by the Hoyas, Harvard fell by double digits at the half. With a new defensive game plan and a switch to more inside scoring, the Crimson came back in the second half and took a one point lead before ultimately losing by a score of 70-65.

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.

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PREVIEW: Men's Basketball Prepares for NC State NIT Matchup

If Harvard could win yet again on the road, over the 11-point favorite Wolfpack, the Crimson would advance to within a game of the semifinal round, which will be hosted at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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