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Epstein ‘Facilitated’ — But Didn’t Actually Fund — the Construction of Harvard Hillel Building, Director Says

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Harvard donor and convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein “facilitated,” but did not contribute money to, the leading donation that funded the construction of Harvard Hillel’s building, according to Hillel Executive Director Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg.

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‘I Profoundly Regret Harvard's Past Association With Him’: Bacow Announces Univ. Will Donate Unspent Epstein Gifts

"Epstein’s connections as a donor to this University, and other institutions, raise important concerns. With that in mind, two weeks ago I asked for a review of his donations to Harvard. Our decentralization makes such a review more complicated than it would be at some other institutions," Bacow wrote in an email to University affiliates Thursday evening.

The Crimson's Freshman Survey: Meet the Class of 2023

Class of 2023

This year’s Harvard freshmen — like those who came before them — are an exceedingly well-off group relative to the country at large. More than 27 percent of members of the Class of 2023 who answered a question about parental income in a recent Crimson survey said their families make $250,000 or more per year — earnings higher than 95 percent of American households.

Harvard Continues With College Board's 'Adversity Score' Following Criticisms and Changes to the Program

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The Harvard College Admissions Office will continue to participate in the College Board’s effort to provide colleges and universities with information about applicants’ neighborhoods and secondary schools after changes were announced in August following criticisms.

Harvard College Appoints New Title IX Coordinator

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Erin Clark will serve as the new Harvard College Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair announced in an email to students Friday afternoon.

Court Denies Harvard’s Motion to Dismiss 2018 Wrongful Death Suit

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A 2018 wrongful death lawsuit against Harvard and several of its employees will proceed after Middlesex County Superior Court ruled against Harvard’s motions to dismiss Monday.

Harvard Affiliates Overwhelmingly Back Warren With Campaign Donations

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Harvard affiliates have given more than $42,000 to Warren's presidential campaign — more than any other candidate — according to fundraising data from the Federal Election Commission.

‘I Profoundly Regret Harvard's Past Association With Him’: Bacow Announces Univ. Will Donate Unspent Epstein Gifts

"Epstein’s connections as a donor to this University, and other institutions, raise important concerns. With that in mind, two weeks ago I asked for a review of his donations to Harvard. Our decentralization makes such a review more complicated than it would be at some other institutions," Bacow wrote in an email to University affiliates Thursday evening.

Harvard College Appoints New Title IX Coordinator

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Erin Clark will serve as the new Harvard College Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair announced in an email to students Friday afternoon.

Court Denies Harvard’s Motion to Dismiss 2018 Wrongful Death Suit

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A 2018 wrongful death lawsuit against Harvard and several of its employees will proceed after Middlesex County Superior Court ruled against Harvard’s motions to dismiss Monday.

Harvard Affiliates Rally for Abolish ICE Movement

Roughly 100 Harvard affiliates protested in front of Memorial Church on Thursday night, calling for the abolition of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

New Computer Science Professor Milind Tambe Aims for Social Impact

Milind Tambe has joined the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Computer Science faculty as a tenured professor this fall and will head the Center for Research on Computation and Society at SEAS.

OPINION

Black Ink
Editorials

Scratch Black Ink: Cambridge Should Think Bigger

Black Ink itself is a reminder that an affordable Harvard Square is a thing of a very distant past.

Op-Eds

A Sharper Focus on Harvard’s Truth

Bringing a sharper focus to this truth requires that we find solidarity with existing struggles, especially those that spill beyond academia. Because like Harvard, resistance is not an island.

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Money Close-Up

Enrolling in Sugar Baby University

The landing page of the Sugar Baby University website greets me with a “student debt clock,” a live update of the combined total that American students owe.

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ARTS

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'7' is a Hot Mess in the Best Way Possible

While the EP doesn’t necessarily define what kind of artist he plans on being, at his age and place in his career, it doesn’t need to. It’s clear he doesn’t plan on being defined by any singular category.

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‘Pity Boy’ Marks A New Sound For Mal Blum

The new album marks a shift for Blum, trading the folk feeling of their earlier work for a solid punk rock sound.

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‘Doxology’ Is a Parody — Thankfully, Not Of Itself

“Doxology” is a funny romp through nearly three decades.

SPORTS

Features

Harvard Baseball’s Complex Racial History: William Clarence Matthews and the Southern Road Trips

Former Harvard president Charles Eliot once said, “This year I'm told the team did well because one pitcher had a fine curveball. I understand that a curve ball is thrown with a deliberate attempt to deceive. Surely this is not an ability we should want to foster at Harvard.” While Eliot’s understanding of off-speed pitches may have missed the strike zone, he was correct to highlight that the baseball team during his tenure had a skewed moral compass. For some players on the team, the curves off the field proved more troublesome than those on the diamond.

Men's Golf

Harvard Men's Golf Dominates in Season Opener

This past weekend the Harvard men’s golf team opened up its campaign in spectacular fashion at the Ryan T. Lee Memorial in Simsbury, Conn. Even though it was the group’s inaugural appearance at the event, it dominated the field en route to its first tournament win since the 2017 Ivy League Championship.

Track and Cross Country

Women Bring Home First Place at Cross Country's Bid in the Bronx

The women captured first place in the Fordham Fiasco, and the men rested top runners but learned insights on an important technical course which they will see later on in the season.

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