Bacow Expresses Support for Winthrop Climate Review

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview last week that he supports the College’s efforts to “get a sense of what's really going on” through its review of Winthrop House climate amid outcry over Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.’s decision to represent Harvey Weinstein.

Harvard Faces Lawsuit Alleging It Unlawfully Possesses and Profits from First Photos of Slaves

Standing opposite the Harvard Club of New York and surrounded by cameras, microphones, and lawyers, a Connecticut woman announced Wednesday that she has sued Harvard to gain the rights to historic photos of people she says are her ancestors — and to challenge the University’s continued ties to slavery.

Cambridge and Somerville Announce Joint Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants

The initiative is a partnership between the two cities and the Cambridge Community Foundation aimed at raising and distributing funds to cover legal costs for immigrants. Funds, in the form of grants, will be distributed to local non-profit organizations.

Federal Complaint Alleges Harvard’s Decision to Place Former Student on Leave Violated Americans with Disabilities Act

Harvard currently faces a complaint filed with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights alleging the College’s 2018 decision to place former student Ty Pelton-Byce ’20 on a mandatory leave of absence constituted disability-based discrimination.

Amid Student Calls for a Forum on Divestment, Bacow Remains Steadfast

Bacow’s position comes at a time when student activists from across the University are reinvigorating their calls for Bacow and the Harvard Management Company — the University’s investment arm — to withdraw its controversial investments.

Bacow Advocates for ‘Permanent Resolution’ for DACA and TPS Protections in Letter to Lawmakers

University President Lawrence S. Bacow penned a letter to United States Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Tuesday calling on them to pass legislation to protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs.

Harvard Affiliates Mourn Christchurch Shooting Victims at Vigil

Harvard students, faculty, and staff huddled together before the steps of Memorial Church Friday evening, standing vigil for the victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque attacks that left 49 dead.

Deputy General Counsel Diane Lopez Named Next Harvard VP and General Counsel

Lopez will take over June 1 as current Senior Vice President and General Counsel Robert W. Iuliano ’83 departs for Gettysburg College to serve as the school’s next president. Lopez first came to Harvard in 1994 as a University attorney in the Office of General Counsel.


College Threatens Student Radio With Probation Following Lil Pump Event

A Harvard College official threatened Harvard Radio Broadcasting – commonly known by its call name WHRB – with “administrative probation” because the group hosted a widely publicized event featuring the rapper Lil Pump, according to an email sent by the station’s president March 9.


Rhode Island Governor Raimondo Makes the Case for Pragmatism in State Government

Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo ’93 made the case for pragmatism in state government at the annual Edwin L. Godkin Lecture hosted at the Harvard Kennedy School Wednesday night.


Six Harvard Alumni Charged in Nationwide Admissions Fraud Scandal

Six Harvard alumni were charged in a nationwide scheme to fraudulently secure admission for the children of affluent parents to top universities through millions of dollars in bribes and falsified standardized test answers.


Grad Student Union Rallies for Third-Party Arbitration, Petitions Harvard President Bacow

Harvard’s graduate student union delivered a petition to Massachusetts Hall during a rally attended by more than 150 supporters — including Cambridge City Councillors and members of labor unions across Massachusetts — Wednesday.


Yo-Yo Ma Pairs Music and Social Justice in Harvard Business School Panel

World-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma ’76 and President of the New York Philharmonic Deborah Borda discussed strategies for broadening public access to classical music in order to enact social change at Harvard Business School on Wednesday.


Demonstration Honors Brazilian Politician and Activist Marielle Franco


Washington Post Editor Martin Baron Receives Career Achievement Award


OSAPR Reaches Out to Students Under New ‘Community Engagement Model’


Poet Tracy Smith Elected 2019 Commencement Chief Marshal of Alumni


'Crimson Mind and Body Performance Program' Offers Mental Health Support to Student-Athletes


Faculty Course Registration Committee Proposes Keeping Shopping Week Until At Least 2022

The faculty committee tasked with recommending changes to undergraduate course registration proposed that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences keep “shopping week” until at least 2022 at the Faculty Council’s biweekly meeting Wednesday.

House Life

Asked About Winthrop Climate Review, Harvard College Dean Khurana Says House System Should Support Students

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana emphasized the “unique” nature of the House system and the faculty dean role in response to questions on student concerns about living in Winthrop House amid controversy over Winthrop Faculty Dean Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.’s decision to represent film producer Harvey Weinstein.

College Administration

Union Initiates Grievance Procedures for Laid-off Workers, Alleges Contract Violation by Harvard

Harvard’s largest union initiated grievance procedures on behalf of several Harvard Division of Continuing Education employees who were laid off last week as part of the division’s efforts to make use of similar Faculty of Arts and Sciences personnel instead.


85 Percent of Beds in Renovated Lowell House Will Be in Singles

New student spaces in Lowell will also include a squash court, a dance room, a screening room, a game lounge, a pool lounge, a party room, and band and opera-specific music rooms.


Harvard College Dean Khurana Praises Educational Comps, Calls Comp Culture 'Uneven'

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said he believes student organizations with transparent, educational comp processes demonstrate “effective leadership” in an interview Tuesday. Many of Harvard’s 400-plus student organizations run comps, which often comprise a series of exercises aimed at training prospective members.


University President Survey Shows Only 37 Percent Are Confident in Harvard’s Admissions Trial Defense


SEAS Now Requires Faculty to Submit Diversity Reports


Car Hits Harvard Crimson Building Entrance, Driver Sustains Minor Injuries


Harvard Sexual Health Peer Educators Pilot Anonymous Safe Sex Supplies Kit


Harvard Economics Department Plans More Intro Classes Focused on Real-World Applications