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Bacow Tells Prison Divestment Group He Responds to ‘Reason,’ Not ‘Demands’

Picture of Bacow at Inauguration

Organizers from the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign met with University President Lawrence S. Bacow Thursday to present their demands for Harvard to divest from companies tied to the prison industry.

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Current Policy, Past Investigations Offer Window Into Harvard’s Next Steps In Abramson Plagiarism Case

The allegations against Abramson evoke comparisons between University policies for responding to undergraduates who commit academic dishonesty and procedures concerning faculty misconduct.

Harvard Increases Graduate Student Stipend By Three Percent

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Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean Emma Dench announced that Ph.D. students on financial support will see their stipends increase by 3 percent during the 2019-20 academic year in an email to GSAS affiliates Wednesday.

Tree Removal Moratorium Vote Heads Back to City Council

Cambridge City Hall

The Cambridge Ordinance Committee voted to send a tree protection amendment back to the City Council at a public hearing Thursday night.

Graduate Student Union Organizers-Turned-Negotiators Learn to Bargain

Bargainfest

When representatives from Harvard’s newly-formed graduate student union sat down in front of the University’s negotiators in their first bargaining session last October, they brought to the meeting enthusiasm for their cause, an ambitious list of 80 bargaining goals, and a set of democratic negotiating principles framing leadership as shared among the entire team.

De Blasio Criticizes Amazon for Cancelling Headquarters Plans at IOP

Bill de Blasio IOP Talk

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized Amazon for walking away from a planned second headquarters in Long Island City at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Thursday evening, hours after the withdrawal was made public.

Thousands Seek Love, Free Food on Valentine’s Day with Datamatch

Datamatch Results

On Valentine’s Day morning, more than 25,000 students spanning 13 colleges found their email inboxes struck by the arrows of Harvard’s “Digital Cupids” — the 2019 Datamatch team — offering food, friendship, and a chance at true love.

Current Policy, Past Investigations Offer Window Into Harvard’s Next Steps In Abramson Plagiarism Case

The allegations against Abramson evoke comparisons between University policies for responding to undergraduates who commit academic dishonesty and procedures concerning faculty misconduct.

Graduate Student Union Organizers-Turned-Negotiators Learn to Bargain

Bargainfest

When representatives from Harvard’s newly-formed graduate student union sat down in front of the University’s negotiators in their first bargaining session last October, they brought to the meeting enthusiasm for their cause, an ambitious list of 80 bargaining goals, and a set of democratic negotiating principles framing leadership as shared among the entire team.

De Blasio Criticizes Amazon for Cancelling Headquarters Plans at IOP

Bill de Blasio IOP Talk

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized Amazon for walking away from a planned second headquarters in Long Island City at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Thursday evening, hours after the withdrawal was made public.

Harvard and SFFA Spar Over Discrimination Claims in Post-Trial Hearing

Lawyers representing Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions squared off in a post-trial hearing Wednesday, each summarizing points they had made over the course of a three-week trial that began in the United States District Court for Massachusetts in mid-October.

Mental Health Counselor Denies Culpability in Wrongful Death Suit, Harvard Moves to Dismiss

Harvard and several University employees filed motions last month denying culpability or requesting dismissal in a wrongful death lawsuit alleging they were negligent in their care of Luke Z. Tang '18, an undergraduate who died by suicide in September 2015.

OPINION

Columns

Eyes Upon the University

We — Harvard, the American university, modern education — quite simply lack the courage it would take for us to build liberatory and transformative institutions.

Editorials

Seeing into the Future of SEAS

As the SEAS Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging creates this five-year plan, we have high hopes that it will present a real step forward for a SEAS community.

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The Rebirth of Harvard's Divestment Movement

The rally called for Harvard to divest from, and resolve all conflicts associated with, farmland across the globe. GRAIN, an international nonprofit working to protect small farmers, published a report last year accusing Harvard of buying and deforesting indigenous lands in Brazil and overdrafting water in drought-stricken California, along with other claims of unethical land management.

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'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' Has All the Building Blocks of a Fan Favorite

With all its energy and goofiness, “The Lego Movie 2” is a masterclass in how to make a great family movie that appeals to both the young and the old.

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‘Fighting With My Family’ a Hearty but Clichéd Feel-Good

Although the film’s tropes are tried and true, and none are particularly pushed in any groundbreaking direction, it’s a touching feel-good story, packaged neatly with a pretty tied bow on top.

Hasty Pudding Man Of The Year

Pudding Man of the Year Milo Ventimiglia Talks Family, Gender Equality

In both the roast’s opening remarks and the press release after the celebration, Ventimiglia and the Pudding members mentioned the Pudding’s newly-complete gender inclusivity.

SPORTS

Previews

PREVIEW: Men's Basketball Turns Page Towards Princeton, Penn

In sentiment however, there is still a feeling of unease and restlessness — compounded with a bit of unexpected adversity — as Harvard (11-8, 4-2 Ivy) prepares for its long bus ride down to Princeton and Penn.

Men's Basketball

Aiken's Historic Night Leads Harvard to an Instant Classic, 3-OT Victory over Columbia

On Friday night, Aiken’s 44-point performance, one of the most incredible efforts seen in Harvard history, helped the Crimson cling to a 98-96 victory over Columbia in 3OT, in one of the greatest games ever played at Lavietes Pavilion.

Men's Squash

Men's, Women's Squash Win Dual Ivy League Titles

Harvard’s squash teams continued to dominate over the weekend, with both teams taking home their respective Men’s and Women’s Ivy League titles. The victories concluded their seasons in perfection.

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