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Harvard Sophomore Sandip Nirmel Dies After ‘Extended Illness’

Sandip Nirmel ’21, a Dunster House resident whom classmates remember as a beloved friend and brilliant student, died Thursday after “an extended illness,” Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana wrote in an email to students Friday morning.

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62 Harvard Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Call for End to Appointment Time Caps

Sixty-two lecturers, preceptors, and fellows sent a letter to administrators Thursday asking the Faculty of Arts and Sciences not to terminate them once their teaching appointments automatically end.

James Breyer Steps Down From Harvard Corporation

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The Corporation elected Breyer, founder and chief executive officer of Breyer Capital and a Harvard Business School graduate, in 2013. His appointment at the time marked the completion of the Corporation’s expansion from seven to 13 members following a set of governance reforms adopted in 2010.

HMSC Head Jane Pickering Appointed New Peabody Director

Peabody Museum

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay has appointed Jane Pickering as the new director of the Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Gay announced in an email to museum affiliates Tuesday.

Curious George Store to Swing Over to New Home in Central Square

Goodbye Curious George

The “World’s Only Curious George Store,” a Harvard Square centerpiece, will close its doors on June 30 and relocate to Central Square following a change in ownership.

Baseball Wins Ivy Championship, Advances to NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 2005

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For the first time since the 2005 season, Harvard baseball won the Ivy League Playoff Series, defeating Columbia by an 8-6 score in a pulse-racing 11-inning affair and advancing to the Regional round of the NCAA Tournament.

Cambridge City Council Adopts 2020 Budget After Heated Debate Over School Funding

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The Cambridge City Council voted at its meeting Monday to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2020 that represents the largest spending increase in city history.

62 Harvard Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Call for End to Appointment Time Caps

Sixty-two lecturers, preceptors, and fellows sent a letter to administrators Thursday asking the Faculty of Arts and Sciences not to terminate them once their teaching appointments automatically end.

Curious George Store to Swing Over to New Home in Central Square

Goodbye Curious George

The “World’s Only Curious George Store,” a Harvard Square centerpiece, will close its doors on June 30 and relocate to Central Square following a change in ownership.

Baseball Wins Ivy Championship, Advances to NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 2005

Pile Up

For the first time since the 2005 season, Harvard baseball won the Ivy League Playoff Series, defeating Columbia by an 8-6 score in a pulse-racing 11-inning affair and advancing to the Regional round of the NCAA Tournament.

Harvard President Bacow Receives Honorary Degree at Yale Commencement

Just over a week before Harvard’s own Commencement exercises take place in the Yard, Yale University granted Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow an honorary Doctor of Social Science degree Monday.

Harvard-Affiliated Hedge Fund to Shut Down

The fund announced its decision to “terminate the business of the funds and wind up its affairs” in an April letter to investors, but did not specify the precise reason the fund is closing, the Wall Street Journal reported last week.

OPINION

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Op-Eds

Exploring The Crimson’s Stigma Among Communities of Color

If we call those ghosts for what they are, if we sit with them, and then work to make their presence less salient — we can move towards making The Crimson an organization where anyone, regardless of their background, can thrive.

Editorials

High Time for Marijuana Research

Harvard has hit the green with this donation — as marijuana use becomes more widespread, research in this under-studied field becomes increasingly important.

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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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‘The Iron Throne’ Ends ‘Game of Thrones’ With Plenty of Questions

With a world as large as the one in “Game of Thrones” and all the hype surrounding the final episode, the showrunners were ultimately going to leave fans unsatisfied in some way or another.

"A Hidden Life" Still.

From Cannes: ‘A Hidden Life’ Poses Weighty Questions But Drags On

There’s a time and place for romanticizing philosophy, but director Terrence Malick’s most recent film is not it.

"Frankie" still.

From Cannes: ‘Frankie’ A More Sweet Than Bitter Account of Passing

What do you do when death is knocking at the door? Director Ira Sachs answers this cliché question through the eyes of Frankie (Isabelle Huppert), a 60-something famous actress with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

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Features

Baseball Wins First Regular Season Ivy League Championship Since 2005

A 7-2 victory over Brown in Providence on Monday guaranteed Harvard its first regular season Ivy League championship since 2005, and the right to host Columbia in the Championship Series on May 18 and 19.

Sports Front Feature

Fans Brave Rain to See Chelsea Players at Harvard

The London-based club, one of the world’s most popular teams, spent two days training on Harvard’s campus in preparation for a friendly match on Wednesday at Gillette Stadium. The match will see them take on the New England Revolution, in Chelsea’s first friendly of the summer.

Men's Ice Hockey

Men's Hockey's Adam Fox Signs with New York Rangers

After three illustrious seasons at Harvard, the blue-liner will forego his senior campaign, for which he was elected a tri-captain, and embark on his NHL career.

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