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Here's What Happened in the Harvard Admissions Trial Today

William F. Lee

On Oct. 15, a lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants went to trial in Boston. The Crimson is updating this article with a summary of what went down in the courtroom every day the trial lasts.

Affirmative Action Trial

In Admissions, Harvard Favors Those Who Fund It, Internal Emails Show

John M. Hughes, a lawyer for Students for Fair Admissions introduced the emails in a bid to prove Harvard unfairly prefers the wealthy and well-connected.

Author J.M. Coetzee Receives Inaugural Mahindra Award for the Humanities

Mahindra Humanities Award

The ceremony included an appearance by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a discussion among 11 distinguished humanities scholars.

Mass. Candidate Pressley Talks Warren, Sexual Assault at Media Roundtable

Capitol Building

Pressley said rhetoric surrounding Massachusetts Senator Warren’s Native American ancestry deflects attention from more important conversations.

Title IX Policy Review Committee Produces Report for Bacow

Year in Review - Pfister: Talk

Former University President Drew G. Faust created the committee in 2015 when Harvard continued to face criticisms of its policy and procedures on sexual misconduct after it overhauled them in 2014.

Students Strategize to Defend Shopping Week Ahead of Admin-Led 'Listening Sessions'

UC Shopping Week Town Hall

Roughly 50 undergraduates gathered in Harvard Hall Tuesday evening to strategize ahead of a “listening session" with administrators about Shopping Week.

Divinity School Event Explores Humans’ Relationship to Nature

Taproot

The event convened thinkers from a variety of backgrounds, who spoke about everything from indigenous communities, to religion, to mental health, each in relation to nature and humans’ complex relation to it.

In Admissions, Harvard Favors Those Who Fund It, Internal Emails Show

John M. Hughes, a lawyer for Students for Fair Admissions introduced the emails in a bid to prove Harvard unfairly prefers the wealthy and well-connected.

Title IX Policy Review Committee Produces Report for Bacow

Year in Review - Pfister: Talk

Former University President Drew G. Faust created the committee in 2015 when Harvard continued to face criticisms of its policy and procedures on sexual misconduct after it overhauled them in 2014.

Students Strategize to Defend Shopping Week Ahead of Admin-Led 'Listening Sessions'

UC Shopping Week Town Hall

Roughly 50 undergraduates gathered in Harvard Hall Tuesday evening to strategize ahead of a “listening session" with administrators about Shopping Week.

Economist Gabriel Zucman Talks Tax Havens and Globalization

Speaking to approximately 50 Harvard affiliates, Zucman characterized U.S. multinational corporations as “particularly aggressive in shifting to tax havens.”

Harvard Students Take Time Off to Campaign Ahead of Midterms

A handful of Harvard undergraduates have taken leaves of absence to work on political campaigns ahead of the 2018 midterm elections next month. “I want to be wherever I can make the biggest impact in 2020,” one said.

OPINION

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Editorials

Diversity Under the Law

FASORP’s lawsuit is likely to bring disastrous effects to the Law Review if it successful, undoing the publication’s newfound diversity.

Columns

Trump’s Monetary Policy is Economically and Ethically Confused

Trump's critique of the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate hike reveals a split democracy: One for the people; the other for the shareholders.

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Hypnosis

Chicken Soup with a Side of Hypnosis

I felt sure it was not a mind problem, but a physical one — I had the bloat to prove it. When I asked how I might resolve said “mind-body” problem, she prescribed hypnosis.

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ARTS

"Tha Carter V" by Lil Wayne

‘Tha Carter V’: A Complex End to a Complex Career

With his final album, Lil Wayne sums up his career. It makes sense that “Tha Carter V” is as winding and unpredictable as the career on which it reflects.

"Aquemini" by Outkast

20 Years of Blending the Classic and Inventive in Outkast’s ‘Aquemini’

“Aquemini” demonstrates an admirable adroitness in blending lyrics of varying gravity and theme.

The Caregiver Cover

Much Care Given in 'The Caregiver'

Park’s prose twists the mundane into different forms, shedding new light on themes that are pervasive throughout literature.

SPORTS

Men's Tennis

Andrew Rueb '95 Continues to Lead and Learn As Men's Tennis Coach

When Dave Fish announced his retirement after 42 years, Harvard lost a coaching legend who immensely shaped the men’s tennis program. However, there was one person who was the obvious choice to be Fish’s successor, and that was Andrew Rueb ‘95. For the past 11 years, he has helped Harvard to 192 victories and four Ivy League Championships as an assistant and associate head coach. Now he looks to continue the program’s tradition of excellence created by his mentor.

Men's Tennis

Men's and Women's Tennis Compete at the ITA Northeast Regionals

Both the Harvard men’s and women’s tennis teams saw action this past week at the ITA Northeast Regionals, and both squads had impressive finishes to the tournament. Fellow Ivy League school Princeton hosted the men’s tournament, which welcomed players from schools all around the Northeast, while Yale hosted the women’s side. Both tournaments ran from Oct. 11-16.

Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Rallies Against Brown, Falls to Yale in Weekend Split

Playing on Friday in Providence, R.I., Harvard defeated Brown in five sets after conceding the first two frames. On Saturday, the Crimson travelled to New Haven, Conn., to face Yale, a game which Harvard lost in three, tightly-contested sets.

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