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Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations, Harvard Prof. Fryer Resigns from American Economic Association Post

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr., who currently faces at least three Harvard-led investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, resigned from the Executive Committee of the American Economics Association, the AEA announced Tuesday.

Former Harvard President Drew Faust Named University Professor

Faust joins 24 prominent Harvard faculty with the distinction — including University President Lawrence S. Summers, former Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow, and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Lawmakers Call for Review of Harvard IOP Congressional Orientation

Following criticisms of an orientation for newly elected members of Congress hosted by Harvard’s Institute of Politics that featured a number of lobbyists, at least two lawmakers are calling for a review of the program in light of House ethics rules.

Prof. Fryer Facing Two More Harvard Investigations: One Title IX, One Financial

Economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is the subject of two more Harvard-led investigations, one into allegations of sexual misconduct brought by a group of women, the other into his spending and lab’s finances, the New York Times reported Friday.

Faculty Shopping Week Committee Stakes Out Its Case, Encourages Student Input

Forty-four percent of Faculty of Arts and Sciences courses with teaching fellows last year had to add or drop discussion sections based on unexpected enrollment numbers, according to a website launched Friday by a faculty committee tasked with proposing potential changes to “shopping week.”

Harvard Presidents Have Long Opposed Fossil Fuel Divestment. Bacow Offers A New Reason Why.

In an interview last week, President Bacow broke from his predecessor to offer up a new line of argument for sticking to the status quo: not only is divesting to compel change improper, he said, but it is also impractical and ineffective.

Greek Groups Are Suing Harvard Over Its Sanctions. Here’s What Happens Next.

Experts and lawyers say a pair of lawsuits challenging Harvard’s sanctions could prompt a protracted — and pricey — legal battle in the months or years ahead.

Harvard Admits 13.4 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2023

Harvard College invited 935 of 6,958 early applicants to join its Class of 2023 Thursday, marking a 13.4 percent acceptance rate and making the 2018 early cycle likely the most competitive in school history.

College

It Was A Normal Tuesday Night. Then Scores of Harvard Students Dropped Their Underwear.

A biannual tradition, Primal Scream takes place at the end of reading period and just before the start of final exams in both the fall and spring semesters.

City Politics

Allstonians Call on Harvard to Support Public Dog Park

The petition proposes a number of sites between Lincoln Street, which abuts the Massachusetts Turnpike, and the Charles River. This area includes Harvard Business School and the University's athletics complexes.

Faculty

Meet Harvard’s Professor-Activist Power Couple

As activism on Harvard’s campus proliferates during the Trump presidency, Ahmed Ragab and Soha Bayoumi represent models of a new politically engaged professor.

Leverett

Leverett Dining Workers Concerned By Lack of Separate Changing Rooms, Racist Graffiti

Amid rising concerns over the lack of separate changing rooms for workers of all genders, dining hall employees in Leverett House are calling for a meeting with management to address issues of “safety, dignity, and respect."

Central Administration

Bacow Says Harvard Ready to Face Recent Flurry of Lawsuits

Harvard is currently facing a plethora of lawsuits, some against its admissions policies and some challenging its single-gender social group sanctions.

FAS

Harvard Pursuing a Second Title IX Investigation Into Economics Prof Fryer

FAS

Dean of Harvard Faculty ‘Concerned’ About Proposed Federal Changes to Title IX

Undergraduate Council

Former Undergraduate Council Leaders Talk Tenure, Future of UC

GSAS

International Graduate Students Petition Harvard for More Resources

Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School Pipeline Parity Project Celebrates Another Change to Controversial Law Firm Policies

College

Asked About Sanctions Suits, Khurana Prefers Statements Over Direct Answers

Asked about the sanctions lawsuits in an interview Friday, Khurana at least five times repeated almost verbatim parts of a previous statement issued by Harvard spokesperson Rachael Dane.

House Life

‘The Best Job at Harvard’: Diana Eck and Twenty Years of Lowell Tea and Loyalty

Diana L. Eck and Dorothy A. Austin have served as the faculty deans of Lowell House for twenty years. This spring they will step down.

Crime

Harvard Police Investigating 'Indecent Assault' of Female Undergraduate on Plympton Street

HUPD is investigating a female student's report that she was “indecently assaulted” while walking on Plympton Street early Tuesday morning, a HUPD spokesperson wrote in an email to Harvard affiliates Tuesday.

Government

Amid Decline in Popularity, Harvard Government Department Turns to New Data and Tech Programs

Harvard's Government department hopes that two new tracks — in Tech Science and Data Science — will not only widen the scope of what affiliated students study, but offer an antidote to the field's diminished popularity.

Harvard Square

Change Brewing in Harvard Square: Tealuxe to Close by End of Month

The 19 year-old cafe’s closing comes after a series of Square businesses have shut their doors in the face of rising rents in Cambridge.

Endowment

Harvard Faculty To Issue ‘Renewed Call’ For Fossil Fuel Divestment

Labor

‘Dancing Around the Rules’: Union Says Harvard Eked Out Extra Work from Hundreds of Part-Time Workers Without Pay

Harvard Medical School

New Data Reveals Harvard Researchers Saw Spate of Retractions In Last Decade

College

Angela Merkel Named 2019 Harvard Commencement Speaker

FAS

Harvard Concludes Investigation Into Fryer, Admins Now Mulling Possible Punishment

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