Somebody needs to tell me that this paper isn’t going to write itself. — Cindy Li, STAFF WRITER
Harvard Today May 10, 2019
In the News
Of the 1,950 students granted admission to Harvard’s class of 2023, almost 83 percent accepted the offers. This incoming class will have a roughly equal gender breakdown and a record-high 25.6 percent Asian American student enrollment.
Following the conclusion of the investigation into former Government Professor Jorge I. Dominguez, University President Lawrence S. Bacow disclosed in a letter Thursday that the University would be conducting an external review of the environment that enabled Dominguez to continue his sexual misconduct over the span of four decades. This review will look into what characteristics of the University hinder reports of sexual misconduct and effective responses to these situations.
Now that finals period is in full swing, you’ve probably encountered everyone from the person who lives in the library to the person who is living life like they don’t have a single final. Then of course, there’s the person who seems like they’re on the verge of a breakdown. Check out Flyby’s documentation of student wildlife during this interesting time.
IN THE REAL WORLD
Anna Sorokin was found guilty this Thursday of swindling more than $200,000 from New York hotels and banks under the name Anna Delvey. Posing as a German heiress, Sorokin falsely claimed millions of dollars to her name in order to obtain loans. Sorokin was sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison in addition to being fined $24,000 and ordered to pay restitution of about $199,000.
Amazon entrepreneur Jeff Bezos recently revealed a design for a lunar lander that his space company Blue Origin had been working on since 2016. Loaded with enough fuel to get from Earth to the moon, the lunar lander, named Blue Moon, will carry scientific instruments, satellites and rovers.