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Harvard Places Fryer on Administrative Leave, Levies Sanctions

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Economics professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. has been placed on a two-year administrative leave effective immediately after Harvard found he violated University sexual harassment policies, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay wrote in an email to Economics department members Wednesday.

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Federal Prosecutors Seek Prison Sentence for Man who Threatened to Bomb Harvard’s Black Commencement

Federal prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of 18 months for a man who threatened to bomb Harvard and shoot attendees of the University’s 2017 black Commencement ceremony, according to Thursday court filings.

Harvard Dismisses Fencing Coach Over Conflict of Interest Violation

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Harvard has dismissed head fencing coach Peter Brand after an independent inquiry into the 2016 sale of his home found he violated Harvard’s conflict of interest policy, Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise wrote in an email to athletics staff Tuesday.

Cambridge City Council Debates Affordable Housing Policy in Five Hour Meeting

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The Cambridge City Council Ordinance Committee met Tuesday to discuss a sweeping affordable housing proposal, the latest step in the city’s plan to implement affordable housing zoning reform.

Adams, Eliot Welcome New Resident Deans

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Andrea “Andi” Wright and Charles “Chip” E. Lockwood will serve as the new resident deans of Eliot House and Adams House, respectively, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair announced to Harvard College staff in a Tuesday email.

Former Michigan Governor Snyder Withdraws from Kennedy School Fellowship Following Backlash

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Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder withdrew from a Harvard Kennedy School senior research fellowship Wednesday after an outpouring of criticism from students, faculty, and University affiliates.

Harvard Extension School Ends Agreement with Saudi Crown Prince’s Foundation to Allocate Seats to Its Affiliates

Extension School Layoffs

Harvard Extension School will no longer allocate 100 spots in its summer school program to students sponsored by MiSK, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s personal charity, according to University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain.

Federal Prosecutors Seek Prison Sentence for Man who Threatened to Bomb Harvard’s Black Commencement

Federal prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of 18 months for a man who threatened to bomb Harvard and shoot attendees of the University’s 2017 black Commencement ceremony, according to Thursday court filings.

Adams, Eliot Welcome New Resident Deans

Fall in Harvard Yard

Andrea “Andi” Wright and Charles “Chip” E. Lockwood will serve as the new resident deans of Eliot House and Adams House, respectively, Dean of Students Katherine G. O’Dair announced to Harvard College staff in a Tuesday email.

Former Michigan Governor Snyder Withdraws from Kennedy School Fellowship Following Backlash

HKS New Campus

Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder withdrew from a Harvard Kennedy School senior research fellowship Wednesday after an outpouring of criticism from students, faculty, and University affiliates.

New Taproom Will Bring Its Brews to Harvard Square

Wachusett Brewing Company will open a tab in Harvard Square this fall as it takes up residence at 33 Dunster St. — the former home of John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House.

In Latest Harvard Square Closure, Qdoba Takes Its Burritos To Go

The national chain had been competing with Harvard Square’s other Mexican restaurants since 2007, but contractors took down the brand’s signage on its former 1280 Mass. Ave. location on Monday.

OPINION

Summer Postcard: Palo Alto
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Summer Postcard: Pay Attention

How do you say an adequate goodbye to the place that raised you for 20 years? I’ve never been very good at dealing with nostalgia.

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To Be Inclusive, Asian Affinity Organizations Should Be More Political

For all the Asian affinity organizations working to make a community we can be proud of, we must return to our roots and become more political, more educational, and more inclusive.

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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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‘Kill Me’: ‘Big Little Lies’ Twists the Plot

Et tu, Corey? With the quirky sartorial choices and fun facts about marine life?

2019 Tony Awards

Fewer People Are Watching The Tonys: Does it Matter?

This year’s Tony Awards demonstrated that American theater is as engaging, diverse, and relevant as the best that HBO and Amazon Prime have to offer.

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‘The Sentence Is Death’ Needs to Watch Its Wording

Horowitz is no stranger to the mystery novel, but “The Sentence is Death” is unfortunately his least exciting foray into the genre.

SPORTS

Sports Features

Thesis in Hand

With strong support systems on “both sides of the river”, these seniors believe more student-athletes can pursue a thesis while continuing to excel on the field.

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Harvard Baseball Travels West for Its NCAA Tournament Opener Against Oklahoma State

For McColl and the other seniors, the berth into the Tournament is especially meaningful. The veterans of the Crimson squad will leave their mark on the program as they don a Harvard uniform for the last couple of times.

Sports Parting Shots

Parting Shot: Jack Stockless

But contributing to the record of Harvard athletics and making memories with the small (yet fearsome) band of fellow sportswriters at 14P has given me some great stories of my own to tell. And I will continue to tell them for years to come.

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